With the weather being so warm the last few weeks I have been craving dishes with delicious and lighter flavors. This recipe has plenty of delicious flavor, great texture and healthy ingredients. Farro has become one of my new favorite "ancient grains", in which Italians have been eating for over 2,000 years! Given this dish's Italian origins, what better than a delicious Italian wine to pair with it?! #italianscancookanything
- 10 oz shrimp
- 3/4 cup farro
- 1 shallot
- 1 lemon
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
- 4 oz green beans
- 1 cup grape tomatoes
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- Bring a large pot of salt water to a boil. Finely chop the garlic and shallot. Zest and juice the lemon. Cut the grape tomatoes and green beans in half. Chop basil into thin slices.
- Place the green beans in boiling water, and cook for several minutes. Remove from water, and place in a bowl with cold water. Add the farro to the pot and cook for 15-20 minutes, or until tender. Drain the farro and rinse with cold water to cool.
- In a separate bowl, combine the chopped shallot, lemon zest, dijon mustard, basil, and half the lemon juice. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil, and whisk slowly. Season with salt and pepper, as desired.
- Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Add uncooked shrimp to the pan and cook 3-5 minutes, tossing until shrimp are cooked through. Add the minced garlic, and cook for another 30 seconds. Remove from heat, and finish with remaining lemon juice.
- Prepare you meal! Toss the farro, tomatoes and green beans in dressing. Serve with shrimp and extra basil on top, as desired. Drizzle with any remaining vinaigrette. Enjoy!