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Farro is a whole grain that contains both plant-based protein and fiber. The fiber content can help to relieve constipation and the protein can help build new and healthy cells.
Arugula is a leafy green vegetable that contains vitamin K to help with bone and heart health. It also contains important insoluble fiber to help relieve constipation.
Cherries are a great source of anthocyanins. Anthocyanins may help protect the heart and lower inflammation within the body.
Ginger is a powerful antioxidant that has been shown to reduce nausea.
Turmeric contains high amounts of antioxidants and has been known to fight inflammation.
Wash Hands Wash hands and all cooking surfaces with soap and warm water before beginning.
Preheat Oven Preheat oven to 375°F.
Prepare Farro Prepare farro according to package instructions. Once cooked, drain the water and spread evenly on a cookie sheet. Place in the fridge to cool.
Toast Almonds While the farro is cooking, place the slivered almonds on an aluminum foil lined cookie sheet and toast in the oven for 6-8 minutes, or until golden brown in color.
Prepare Salad Dressing Combine all dressing ingredients, except the olive oil, into a blender. Puree on high until smooth. Pour contents into a bowl using a mesh strainer to collect any large pieces. Slowly whisk the olive oil into the mixture. Set aside.
Combine Ingredients In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooled farro, toasted almonds, arugula, dried cherries, and goat cheese. Drizzle with the dressing.
Mix Contents Using tongs, mix contents until evenly combined.
Refrigerate Salad Refrigerate salad within 2 hours. Salad will keep in the fridge for up to 2 days.
Wash Dishes Wash dishes in hot, soapy water. Sanitize cooking tools and surfaces, and thoroughly wash hands.
Replace the slivered almonds with sunflower seeds
Replace the farro with brown rice
Omit the goat cheese
Fresh ginger and turmeric can be substituted for dried versions to omit the use of a blender. Use 1 Tsp of each instead of the above 2 Tbsp. Add more, as needed.
Ask a friend or family member to help prepare this salad.
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