Farro Mushroom Green Bean Salad

farro green bean salad

Samantha Bee, from Daily Show and now her OWN SHOW, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, did an interview with Grub Street, turns out she is a good cook and time organizer, two things Silly Mama loves. Among so many of her ideas, I loved this farro salad, made it, brought to a BBQ potluck, and it was consumed immediately with yums. So good. One of the readers of the Grub Street piece found the recipe and posted it. Hat tip: Closet Cooking. THANK YOU.

2 cups water
1 cup farro
8 ounces mushrooms, quartered
1 pound green beans (I like French haricots verts), trimmed and cut into bite sized pieces
1 tablespoon oil
1/2 teaspoon thyme, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup feta, goat or blue cheese, crumbled
1/4 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped and toasted
1/4 cup balsamic vinaigrette
1/2 teaspoon thyme (chopped)

Bring the water and farro to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer, covered, until the farro is al dente, about 20 minutes.
Toss the mushrooms and green beans in the oil, thyme, salt and pepper and place them on a baking sheet in a single layer.
Roast the mushrooms and green beans in a preheated 400F/200C oven until they start to caramelize, about 20 minutes, flipping them half way through.
Mix everything and enjoy.

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