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Beets, Beet Greens and Feta Farro Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette















Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, Low Carb, Sugar-Free, Low Sodium


2 medium beets
or 3 small, (any color) with greens, the beets roasted, the greens stemmed and washed in two changes of water
1 cup -
farro, soaked for one hour in water to cover and drained
2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1 small garlic cloves
1 x kosher salt
to taste
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
½ cup olive oil
½ cup walnuts
pieces, toasted
2 ounces feta cheese
or goat, crumbled (more if desired for garnish)
¼ cup mixed herbs
freshly chopped such as parsley, tarragon, mint...


Bring 2 quarts water to a boil in a medium saucepan.

Fill a bowl with ice water.

When the water comes to a boil, add salt and the greens.

Blanch for two minutes, and transfer to the ice water.

Let cool for a few minutes, then drain and squeeze out excess water.

Coarsely chop and set aside.

Bring the water back to a boil, and add the farro.

Reduce the heat, cover and simmer 45 minutes, stirring from time to time, or until the farro is tender.

Remove from the heat and allow the grains to swell in the cooking water for 10 minutes, then drain.

While the farro is cooking, make the vinaigrette.

Whisk together the vinegars, salt, garlic and mustard.

Whisk in the oil.

Stir in to the farro.

Peel and dice the beets and add, along with the beet greens, feta or goat cheese, mixed herbs and toasted walnut pieces.

Toss together, and serve warm or room temperature with a little more cheese sprinkled over the top if you desired.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 31g (1.1 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 18095% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 58mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Sugars g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 3% Iron 2%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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