Farro or Kamut Salad
Cooked grains are ideal candidates for main course salads because theyre filling and provide a neutral base for other livelier and more assertive ingredients. Use either farro or Kamut in this salad and only the most flavorful tomatoes. For a vegan version, omit the hard-boiled eggs.
- To prepare farro, cook grains, covered, in 4 cups lightly salted water over medium-low heat. Start checking for doneness after 15 minutes. If not all the water has been absorbed, drain farro in a strainer and cool. Kamut will take 45 to 50 minutes to soften.
- Season with olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. Fold in diced red onion, chopped red pepper, celery or fennel, diced cucumbers, tomatoes and beans. Add chopped parsley, basil or mint. Garnish with chopped hard-boiled eggs.
Salads based on raw foods dressed with vinaigrette are best paired with Sauvignon Blanc. To highlight the crisp freshness of the cucumber, bell pepper and tomato, try Casa Lapostelle Sauvignon Blanc.