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Summer Grain Salad

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5 from 6 votes
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Serves 6
This summer grain salad is so fresh and satisfying! Serve it as a side dish with grilled vegetables or your favorite protein, or pack it up for an easy, make-ahead lunch.

Ingredients

  • 1 15-ounce can O Organics® Garbanzo Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 tablespoons O Organics® Extra-Virgin Olive Oil, more for drizzling
  • 3 ears corn, husked
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, grated
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt, more to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Red pepper flakes
  • 4 cups cooked farro, from 1½ cups uncooked
  • cup dried apricots, diced
  • ½ cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • ½ cup Open Nature® toasted almonds
  • cup pickled red onions
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 2 ounces goat or feta cheese, optional

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread the garbanzo beans on a kitchen towel and pat them dry. Remove any loose skins. Transfer to the baking sheet and toss them with a drizzle of olive oil and generous pinches of salt. Roast for 20 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown and crisp.
  • Heat a grill pan to medium-high heat. Place the corn on the pan and cook, turning every 3 to 5 minutes, until all sides of the corn are cooked and light char marks form, about 15 minutes. Remove and slice the kernels off the cob.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the 3 tablespoons olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, several grinds of pepper, and a pinch of red pepper flakes. Add the farro, corn, apricots, and parsley, and toss.
  • Divide the salad among bowls (or into individual containers), and top with the roasted garbanzo beans, almonds, pickled onions, basil, and goat cheese, if using.