Farro, Arugula & Apple Salad

Bright with radishes, apple and asparagus, this salad is a real stunner.

Ingredients:
2 cups cooked farro
1 cup sugar snap peas
4 asparagus spears
1 apple, cored and sliced into matchsticks
1 cup packed arugula, microgreens or other summer green of your choice
1 cup thinly sliced radicchio
1 cup thinly sliced radishes
Fresh basil leaves, for garnish
Edible flowers, for garnish
Herb-Shallot Dressing (see recipe)

Method:
1. Preferably while still warm, transfer the farro to a large bowl and toss with ¾ cup of the Herb-Shallot dressing.

2. Bring a small saucepan of salted water to a boil, and fill a medium bowl with ice water. Trim the sugar snap peas and blanch them in the boiling water for 30 seconds, drain, and then immediately plunge them into the ice bath.

3. Snap off the woody ends of the asparagus spears. Use a vegetable peeler to shave the asparagus into long ribbons or, alternatively, cut the spears into smaller pieces on the diagonal. Set aside.

4. Add salad greens and radicchio to the farro in the bowl and toss. Taste for salt and pepper and add more if needed. Transfer the farro mixture to a serving platter or bowl. Top with the snap peas, asparagus, radishes, and apples. Drizzle the remaining dressing over the top of the salad and add more salt and pepper, if desired.

Summer Solstice Recipes

The longest and lightest day of the year is upon us this week, which (hopefully!) means the days of sun-soaked afternoons, leisurely evenings and produce-filled meals on the patio are officially here. Fittingly, this week we’ve captured the tastes of early summer, from juicy strawberries and edible flowers to locally-foraged mushrooms and beautiful garden greens. Also included in this bright lineup: Cainspring Mills Expresso bread flour, buttery Castelvetrano olives and farm-fresh eggs, plus a bevy of fragrant herbs. Enjoy!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Farro, Arugula & Strawberry Salad
Bright with summery strawberries, radishes and asparagus, this salad is a real stunner.

Herb-Shallot Dressing
This flavor-packed vinaigrette is fantastic with both grains and greens.

Grilled Nebrodini Mushrooms
A fantastic side to grilled chicken, pork or steak!

Grilled Asparagus with Lemon Vinaigrette
A fresh blend of lemon juice, olive oil and garlic adds big flavor to grilled asparagus stalks.

Kale Chips
These crispy chips are wonderful for snacking!

Apple Mint Simple Syrup
This easy method is a fantastic way to use up any extra mint you may have. Once prepped, splash a dash into your next glass of lemonade, or add to a cocktail!

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