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Three-Grain Salad With White Beans, Tomatoes and Parmesan

Makes: 4  servings Prep 15 mins Cook 55 mins


  • 1/2 cup  hulled barley
  • 3/4 teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2 cup  farro
  • 1/4 cup  bulgur
  • 2 tablespoons  red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons  minced red onion
  • 1 smashed garlic clove
  • 1 cup  drained, rinsed cannellini beans
  • 1 pint  grape tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 cup  torn fresh basil leaves
  • 3 tablespoons  olive oil
  • Black pepper
  • 1/4 cup  shaved Parmesan


1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the barley and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt; boil for 30 minutes. Add the farro; boil for an additional 20 to 25 minutes or until both grains are just tender. Drain.

2. Meanwhile, bring 6 tablespoons of water to a boil in a small saucepan; add the bulgur. Bring the liquid back to a boil, then cover the pot, turn off the heat, and let sit for 25 minutes, until the water is absorbed.

3. In a large bowl, toss together the vinegar, onion, garlic and remaining salt.

4. Add the grains to the vinegar mixture while still warm; toss well. Remove the garlic and stir in the beans, tomatoes, basil and olive oil; season with black pepper to taste. Fold in the Parmesan and serve.

From FitnessMagazine.com