Grilled Asparagus and Lemon Farro Salad {Farmer’s Market Friday}
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Grilled Asparagus and Lemon Farro Salad is a fresh, satisfying salad with smoky grilled asparagus & lemon, fresh parsley, and shaved parmesan combined with hearty, nutty farro. This salad is perfect as a side dish or makes a fresh,delicious meal all on its own!
Serves: 4-6 servings
  • 1 cup farro, cooked according to package instructions
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 6 asparagus stalks, tough bottom part removed
  • 1 medium lemon, zested, and halved width-wise
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • shaved parmesan, for serving
  1. Preheat the grill. Toss the asparagus stalks in 1 tablespoon of olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill the asparagus for 5 minutes, turning once, or until crisp-tender and slightly charred. While the asparagus is grilling, place the lemons cut-side down on the grill and cook until grill marks form, about 5-8 minutes. Remove from heat.
  2. Place the cooked farro in a serving bowl. Cut the asparagus into 1" pieces on the bias. Add the asparagus, juice of the grilled lemon halves, lemon zest, parsley, remaining olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste to the farro and stir to combine. Serve warm with shaved parmesan. Enjoy!
The best way to remove the tough bottom stems from the asparagus is to leave the asparagus bunch in the rubber bands and cut off the bottom third of the whole bunch at once.

Total time above includes the cooking time for the farro, which is about 30 minutes. Grill the asparagus and lemon while it cooks or make it ahead for a quick 30 minute meal.

Leftover farro will absorb the olive oil and become dry, so drizzle a bit more as needed.

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