Let’s start by roughly chopping 1 bunch of kale. I decided to use red kale, you know for Valentines day!
Season your kale with some salt and pepper, then drizzle a bit of olive oil on it. Go ahead and pop your kale into a 400 degree oven for 15 -20 minutes or until it’s edges are nice and crispy.
While our kale is roasting let’s get our farro going.
If your not all that familiar with farro don’t worry, it’s very easy to cook! Your best bet will be to check it’s cooking instructions, as there are a lot of different types of farro out their! But for the most part it’s usually 1 part farro to 3 parts liquid (water or broth). Combine the two in a pot, cover, and bring your farro to a simmer over low heat for 25 minutes or until it is tender. You might need to drain your farro before serving if all of the liquid hasn’t evaporate!
Now let’s whip up a super simple dressing! I figured this lemon vinaigrette would be perfect on top of our kale, but a pre-made balsamic would be good too!
In a jar combine 1/2 cup of olive oil, the juice from 1 lemon (watch out for those pesky seeds!), 1 tablespoon of dijon mustard, and salt, pepper and honey to taste.
Now shake, shake, shake!!
Time to put this salad together!
Find a pretty platter for your farro…
Then top it with your roasted kale and a few sliced strawberries…
Grab some creamy, salty cheese (I used chevre, but feta would be good too!) and dollop that on top!
If you want to make this salad a main dish a little bit of grilled and diced chicken on top would be great!
Kale = Caring. But so does chocolates, roses and kisses!
- 1 bunch red kale, roasted
- 2 cups farro
- 6 cups chicken broth
- sliced strawberries
- chevre cheese
- lemon vinaigrette
- grilled chicken (optional)