This Tomato, Basil, and Cucumber Farro salad is the definition of the perfect warm weather meatless meal.
Farro is quickly becoming one of my favorite grains. I love the chewy, almost meaty texture, and it's such a refreshing change of pace from the brown rice and quinoa I consume constantly. Plus it is the best thing for big summer grain salads. Not only does it add a ton of texture, I find it absorbs flavors and keeps better than other grains. Taking advantage of all the great produce, this simple salad relies on having great vegetables since that is where most of the flavor comes from. If you can't find good tomatoes, I recommend roasting them for 15-20 minutes in a 400 degree oven to enhance the flavor. You could throw in some zucchini instead of the tomatoes as well if you can't find flavorful cukes. And finally, definitely take the liberty to add some creamy goat cheese, salty feta, avocado, or even some white beans for extra protein.
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