Summer Farro White Bean and Veggie Salad

It’s fresh salad season folks and I’m back with a well rounded nutrient dense, fiber and protein packed salad.
Salads don’t have to be boring with just lettuce, veggies and dressing.
Pro salad making tips:
-start with a grain…farro, quinoa, millet, brown rice, whole grain or brown rice pasta
-add a plant based protein….beans/legumes or tofu
-add in your veggies (fruit too!). Whatever you like!
-ALWAYS add a dark leafy green….kale, spinach, swiss chard, arugula
-top with a salad dressing (look for dressings with NO SUGAR or make your own)
-you can also top with chopped nuts or sprouts…I used broccoli sprouts
Thats it!

Ingredients
  

  • Farro/Wheat berries I love and use Jovial Einkorn Wheat Berries
  • 2 small carrots chopped
  • Large head of broccoli chop up the stems too
  • 1/2 red onion chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • Kale 2 cups chopped
  • 1 can cannelini beans drained and rinsed

Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin cold pressed olive oil
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp italian dressing
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • Water to thin to desired consistency
  • Pinch of black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Chop all the veggies and put into a large salad bowl, toss. Put all dressing ingredients into a jar or bowl and shake/whisk until well combined. Pour over the salad and mix. Top with chopped nuts and/or sprouts.