I’ve Got a Case of the Sunday (Blues)…

I don’t know about you guys, but this is a frighteningly accurate portrayal of my mood on any given day of the week:

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So given that it’s a Sunday night, you can bet I need a little pick-me-up as I plan for the week ahead.  I decided to make a big batch of my favorite Farro Salad to bring to work for lunch this week!

  • 4 cups water
  • 12 oz Italian pearled farro
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 pound tomatoes (chopped)
  • ½ of a large sweet onion (chopped)
  • ¼ cup diced chives*
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh parsley*

Combine water, farro, and salt in a saucepan, cover and bring to a boil. Once boiling, simmer on medium-low heat for 15-20 minutes. Drain the farro and transfer to a large bowl. Add the tomatoes, onion, chives, and parsley to the farro and combine.

*Note:  I’ve also substituted scallions for the chives and cilantro for the parsley.

It should look a little something like this:

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Whisk together the vinaigrette ingredients, add to the salad, and mix thoroughly.

  • 1 large garlic clove (diced)
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

And voilà! Healthy deliciousness ready for your week! I keep the batch stored in the fridge all week, but I like to eat it at room temperature.

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Just look at those colors!

Top it off with this beautiful sunflower bouquet I picked up at a bodega down the street from me yesterday, and the fact that My Best Friend’s Wedding is now on Netflix (!!), it was a pretty good weekend :).

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Happy Sunday people!

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