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Herbed Grain Salad with Broccoli Rabe and White Beans | CaliGirl Cooking
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Herbed Grain Salad with Broccoli Rabe and White Beans

A refreshing yet filling salad with two types of whole grains, fresh vegetables and herbs.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people (as a side dish)
Calories: 405kcal

Ingredients

For the couscous:

  • 1 cup Israeli couscous
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 ¼ cup chicken broth

For the farro:

  • ½ cup farro
  • 1 cup chicken broth

For the broccoli rabe:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 8 ounces broccoli rabe tough stems removed, chopped into small pieces
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Other:

  • 5 ounces queso fresco chopped into small bits (about 1 cup)
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh chives
  • 1 – 15-ounce can cannellini beans drained and rinsed
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions

  • First, make the couscous. In a 1 ½ quart saucepan, bring the couscous and chicken broth to a boil. Once boiling, turn down heat to a simmer, cover, and cook for 10-15 minutes, or until broth has been absorbed and couscous is soft. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Next, make the farro. Following the same process as above, place ½ cup farro and 1 cup chicken broth into a 1 ½ quart saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil. Turn down heat and let simmer for about 10 minutes, or until broth is absorbed and farro is soft. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Combine couscous and farro in a large mixing bowl.
  • To cook the broccoli rabe, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a sauté pan over medium-high heat. Once heated, add minced garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes, just until garlic becomes fragrant. Add broccoli rabe to pan and sauté until rabe is cooked.
  • Combine cousous, farro and broccoli rabe in the large mixing bowl. Add all other ingredients (queso fresco through olive oil) and toss to combine. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 405kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 670mg | Potassium: 269mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1254IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 234mg | Iron: 3mg