Charred Corn Red Pepper Farro Salad

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Easy Farro Salad with Char Grilled Corn and Roasted Red Pepper, a summer salad that’s sure to please a crowd!

A delicious Farro Salad filled with Char Grilled Corn, Roasted Red Pepper and creamy goat cheese. Yup... it's incredible! It's the perfect side dish to bring to your next party or mid-week lunch.

A delicious Farro Salad filled with Char Grilled Corn, Roasted Red Pepper and creamy goat cheese. Yup… it’s incredible! It’s the perfect side dish to bring to your next party or mid-week lunch.

Do you consider yourself a learner?

Do you enjoy reading or taking courses to pick up new things?

I love it! I constantly want to be learning something new. I use to read a lot more and go to conferences, but lately I’ve been taking online courses…. specifically on food photography.

A delicious Farro Salad filled with Char Grilled Corn, Roasted Red Pepper and creamy goat cheese. Yup... it's incredible! It's the perfect side dish to bring to your next party or mid-week lunch.

I’ve been feeling like my photography has been blah. I really want to make my food pop and be creative with my photograph composition. But I’ve been blanking on how to do that.

When in doubt or feeling uninspired I turn to books, classes or courses. Well that is exactly what I’m doing right now. I’m taking an online class in food photography. Guys, it’s definitely challenging. Especially the editing part, wow. I’ve been struggling this week with trying to get lighting, saturation, highlights, shadows and things down.

A delicious Farro Salad filled with Char Grilled Corn, Roasted Red Pepper and creamy goat cheese. Yup... it's incredible! It's the perfect side dish to bring to your next party or mid-week lunch.

I’ve been learning I might need to change where I take my photos or figuring out how to manipulate my light source. Right now, my photography “office” is in our guest room. The problem is  I’m getting strong direct light in there at times. Which is leaving my photos with a slight blue hint and giving it strong shadows or intense highlights.

So… basically I feel like I’m starting from the beginning again when it comes to my photography. Which is inspiring, but a hard place to be at again. It is definitely taking me longer to take photos or edit because I’m thinking about each step along the way … but I think the struggle is good. When we struggle is when we learn. And I’m definitely learning.

A delicious Farro Salad filled with Char Grilled Corn, Roasted Red Pepper and creamy goat cheese. Yup... it's incredible! It's the perfect side dish to bring to your next party or mid-week lunch.

Ok, moving on to todays recipe… this Charred Corn Red Pepper Farro Salad.

Farro is quickly becoming one of my favorite grains. It’s nutritious and has a great ‘bite’ to it, I love using it as a base for my salads or grain bowls. In this recipe, I use farro as the base and then add in charred vegetables, creamy goat cheese, vibrant herbs and lime juice. It’s absolutely perfect!

This salad is light, refreshing and the perfect side to any main course. You’re going to love it!

Bon Appetit friends!

A delicious Farro Salad filled with Char Grilled Corn, Roasted Red Pepper and creamy goat cheese. Yup... it's incredible! It's the perfect side dish to bring to your next party or mid-week lunch.

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Charred Corn Red Pepper Farro Salad

  • Author: Krista @ JoyfulHealthyEats.com
  • Prep Time: 2 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 42 mins
  • Yield: 6 cups
  • Category: Salads, Side Dishes, Vegetarian, Grilling

Description

A delicious Farro Salad filled with Char Grilled Corn, Roasted Red Pepper and creamy goat cheese. Yup… it’s incredible! It’s the perfect side dish to bring to your next party or mid-week lunch.


Ingredients

  • 1 cup dry farro
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 ears of corn, shucked
  • 2 red pepper
  • 1 red onion, cut into 1/2″ thick slices
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • juice of one lime
  • 2 oz. goat cheese
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat grill to medium high heat, about 375-400 degrees F.
  2. Place farro and water in a medium sauce pan. Bring to a boil and reduce to simmer. Cover and let cook for 20-30 minutes or until the grains are tender. Drain excess liquid.
  3. Season corn, whole red pepper, and sliced onion with olive oil. Place corn, red pepper and sliced red onion on the grill. Grill each side for 3-4 minutes, or until slight char marks appear.
  4. Remove from girl. Cut corn off the cob. Cut red pepper and red onion into small dices. Place all the vegetables in a large bowl along with cooked farro.
  5. To the farro bow also add cilatnro, lime juice, goat cheese, and salt to taste. Toss to combine all the ingredients.
  6. Serve

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 128
  • Sugar: 3 g
  • Sodium: 71 mg
  • Fat: 3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 21 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Cholesterol: 4 mg

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12 Responses
  1. Jen

    Good for you to continue to learn and try new things. I think it helps keep the creativitity flowing as well. I can’t wait to try this salad. The flavor from the charred corn sounds like perfection!

  2. Lex

    Thinking I’m going to try it tonight. I have all the ingredients on hand except the goat cheese. I do have cotija though, so I think I’ll sub that. Can’t wait to make it!

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