Mariella’s Garlic Farro and Rocket Salad with Borlotti Beans

Mariella’s Garlic Farro and Rocket Salad with Borlotti Beans

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.

Ingredients:

  • 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
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Olive oil

Method:

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.

Serves 4

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