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Farro Salad with Tomatoes, Spinach and Feta

Farro Salad with Tomatoes, Spinach and Feta
Serves 4
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Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 cups semi-pearled farro
  2. 1 container grape tomatoes, halved and roasted
  3. 1/2 red onion, chopped
  4. 2 cups baby spinach
  5. 6 tablespoons chopped basil
  6. 1/2 cup olive oil
  7. 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  8. Salt and pepper to taste
  9. 6 ounces crumbled feta
Instructions
  1. In a large pot, cook farro just until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain.
  2. Transfer farro to a large bowl. While still warm, add tomatoes, onion and spinach, allowing spinach leaves to wilt.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together oil and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper and add to farro salad, along with the feta. Toss to coat. Can be served warm or cold.
Notes
  1. Recipe Created For: Dutch Oven
  2. © 2015 LE CREUSET. All rights reserved.
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Beet Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette and Mozzarella

Beet Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette and Mozzarella
Embracing the beet - Beets have gotten a bad rap. Sure, they turn everything they touch that deep red color, and you might remember turning up your nose at a plate of pickled beets when you were a kid, but they’re really so much more. The beet has a flavor all its own — a wonderful root vegetable earthiness with a twist of sweetness. There are countless ways to prepare beets to make the most of their flavor and beautiful ruby color — and to change the minds of beet-haters everywhere. A wealth of options - Beets can be grated or finely shredded and used raw in slaws and salads. Many people boil beets, which is fine, too, but think about what’s happening to all those vitamins — not to mention the flavor. Most of it gets thrown out with the bathwater. Roasting them may very well be the most popular option. Cooking them with high, dry heat is perfect for making the beets knife-tender, concentrating their natural sugars, and intensifying that unique beet taste. Our cooking school director, Wendy, often includes them in her morning juice. Dress up your beets - In this salad, the beet takes its rightful place in a trinity of awesome flavors. The Dijon vinaigrette dressing is both sweet and intensely tart. The earthiness and sweetness of the roasted beets balance the acidity of the dressing. The Burrata mozzarella, with its smooth, creamy texture, buffers the intensity.
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Prep Time
35 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 35 min
Prep Time
35 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 35 min
Ingredients
  1. 3 large (or 4 small) beets — you can use any color or a mix
  2. olive oil
  3. 3 balls of Burrata mozzarella — one for each diner
  4. 1 large heirloom tomato
  5. 4 pieces of basil
  6. 1 tablespoon vinegar — try pomegranate for a special treat (Red wine works, too!)
  7. 3 tablespoons grape seed oil (or other neutral oil)
  8. 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  9. ¼ teaspoon sugar
  10. salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Cut the tops off the beets and coat them with a thin layer of olive oil. Season lightly with salt and pepper and wrap them in a piece of aluminum foil.
  2. Place in a 375°F degree oven for one hour. After 45 minutes, start checking to see if they are done. You should be able to pierce them easily with a paring knife.
  3. Remove the beets from the oven and use a clean kitchen towel or paper towel to scrub off the skin. It should come off very easily.
  4. Cut the beets into ¼” medallions and set in the fridge to cool. Meanwhile, cut the heirloom tomato into ½” pieces, taking care not to lose too much of the seeds.
  5. To make the vinaigrette, start with the Dijon, sugar, and a pinch of salt.
  6. Add the vinegar and start whisking while you add the oil, pouring in a thin, steady stream. We are looking for an emulsion. If the dressing is too thin for your liking, add more oil. It is important to note here that we are using a neutral oil, not olive oil, which is very flavorful and can add an unwanted bitter element.
  7. When you are ready to plate, take the ball of Burrata and lightly open it with your thumbs by pulling out from the center. Place it in the middle of the plate.
  8. Toss the beets and tomatoes in the dressing very lightly, trying not to break anything up. Spoon the mix around your Burrata.
  9. Roll up your pieces of basil, chiffonade, and sprinkle on top. Season with salt and pepper.
Notes
  1. We go light on the dressing in this recipe to allow the ingredients to shine. The recipe comes together easily — the most difficult part is preparing the beets, and most of the cooking time isn’t even active.
  2. Beet Salad, courtesy of Food Thinkers
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Cucumber Noodle Salad with Feta, Arugula and Red Wine Vinaigrette

Cucumber Noodle Salad with Feta, Arugula and Red Wine Vinaigrette
Continue to enjoy the flavors of summer with this refreshing salad! It tastes amazing and refrigerates very well. Toss it with some chilled shrimp, chicken or add some chickpeas and you’ve got a light lunch.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Vinaigrette
  1. 2 tbsp olive oil
  2. ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  3. 1 tbsp lemon juice
  4. ½ tsp oregano
  5. salt and pepper, to taste
  6. 1 tsp honey (optional)
Salad
  1. 1 large cucumber, Blade A
  2. 1 cup packed baby arugula
  3. ½ onion, Blade C
  4. ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese
Instructions
  1. Place all of the ingredients for the vinaigrette into a bowl and whisk together. Set aside.
  2. Place the cucumber noodles on top of two sheets of paper towels. On top, place another two sheets. Lightly press down onto the noodles to absorb the moisture. Pat dry and then place in a bowl.
  3. Add the baby arugula and onion to the cucumber noodles and toss to combine. Then, add in the vinaigrette and toss again to combine. Add in the feta, lightly toss and transfer to a serving bowl or platter.
  4. Enjoy
Notes
  1. © Copyright 2015 Clarkson Potter, Inspiralized, LLC and Ali Maffucci, from "Inspiralized: Turn Veggies Into Healthy, Creative, Satisfying Meals".
  2. Copies are available in-store at The Cook's Warehouse.
Adapted from Inspiralized: Turn Veggies Into Healthy, Creative, Satisfying Meals
Adapted from Inspiralized: Turn Veggies Into Healthy, Creative, Satisfying Meals
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