This salad is ultra garlicky, and it’s wonderful – unless of course you really dislike garlic.
Or perhaps you have a date coming up (yay for you) – but seriously, don’t eat this beforehand.
I should call this Mariella’s salad, after my friend M who also loves garlic. Yeah, Mariella’s salad..I like it.
- 250g farro, rinsed
- 450g fresh borlotti beans, (about 100g once podded)
- 100g rocket
- 2 garlic cloves, finely crushed with salt
- Juice of half a lemon
- Olive oil
Prepare your farro by cooking as per instructions. Drain and set aside.
Add you borlotti beans to a pot of water and bring to boil, turn the heat down to a gentle simmer and cook for around 20 minutes. Drain and set aside.
Once cooled, combine the farro, garlic, borlotti beans, lemon juice, a generous amount of seasoning and a good glug of olive oil in a large bowl and toss.
Add a couple of handfuls of rocket just before serving. Mix well so it’s coated by all the garlicky, olive oily goodness.