Farro is an ancient Italian grain that has a lovely texture and nutty flavor. It is the perfect ingredient for a tangy, flavorful dressing because farro takes on flavors very well. In this Farro with Arugula and Oranges, the dressing is made with fresh orange juice, shallot, Dijon, robust extra virgin olive oil, garlic, and orange zest for even more orange flavor. The sweetness of the dressing compliments the farro beautifully.
Since the dressing is so sweet and flavorful, pairing a bitter green with the salad adds balance. Adding fresh arugula and fresh orange segments balance the sweet and bitter elements of the salad. This farro dish can be served warm or chilled and is perfect for an upscale outdoor picnic.
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