I love eating salads for my lunch or snacks or sometimes for dinner. I was on the look out to add some variety of new salad with some new grains to my healthy diet so that I can make it a wholesome meal for myself and maintain my normal BMI. Lately, I have developed a taste for Farro and now I realize that I am addicted to its great taste. I am exploring this ancient grain quite a lot and trying out new recipes with this tasty grain. Farro is a species of certain wheat variety and a traditional Mediterranean grain.
We commonly use dried figs in many recipes, but when I saw the fresh figs in the market I could not resist myself and had to try it out. It’s healthy, yummy and sweet in taste. I immediately imagined a salad recipe with a combination of baby spring mix, farro and fresh figs.
I just created a simple dressing with the herbs at home for Mixed Green Farro Salad and Fresh Figs and it turned out to be a complete meal for me and I just could not stop with one helping. My daughter has also learnt to eat this salad and now relishes Mixed Green Farro Salad and Fresh Figs 🙂 .
- In a bowl combine flax oil, crushed pepper, garlic, basil, parsley, salt, lemon juice and mix well and let it stand for few minutes.
- Roughly chop the salad leaves and cut the fresh figs into 4 slices.
- Mix all the salad ingredients in a salad bowl and add the above dressing and mix well so that the salad is well coated with the dressing.
- Serve and Enjoy!!
Note: Olive oil can be substituted for flax oil but the calorie and nutrition content will slightly differ than mentioned in this recipe. I used flax oil to add nutritional value to my salad and I am very fond of the particular taste of flax oil and it really goes well with this salad recipe.
Dried herbs can be substituted with fresh herbs. I prefer using dried herbs of this particular variety because of the special aroma and flavor and my dried herbs also don’t go wasted. It stays longer and hence for me it is cost effective.