Thursday, April 3, 2014

Strawberry Farro Salad with Goat Cheese

I am documenting here a photography project I was working on in collaboration with California Strawberries. I was hired to photograph a recipe and provide California Strawberries with some images. With strawberry season upon us, I wished to provide Food Wanderings' readers, here, a glimpse into the photos and a link to this fantastic healthy recipe.

This dish is a cross between a strawberry farro salad and a 'risotto' if served immediately, warm, If you let the strawberry farro sit refrigerated for a couple of days, the farro will soak up more of the strawberry puree/vinaigrette. It's an inventive recipe. The farro is beautifully painted with strokes of the strawberry red. Roasting the strawberries draws the sweetness out of this ruby red fruit. The chewiness of the farro is very pleasing, something I am very partial to, and a great contrast as well as balance to the strawberries.
I needed a refresher about nutrition and other fun facts about strawberries, and found great information on California Strawberries website. On nutrition here, for those of you who have school age kids at home, on how to build a better lunch box here, and tips on selecting, storing and freezing strawberries here. If you missed the link to the Strawberry Farro Salad with Goat Cheese recipe above, hop over to the link here. Not gonna lie the photo looks even better on California Strawberries' site. 

11 comments :

  1. A lovely combo! Farro tastes delicious when prepared in that manner.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  2. Strawberry and goat cheese are the perfect combination! Love this salad, perfect for summer!

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  3. Beautiful photos + I love the strawberry farro combination!

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  4. I love the natural dye the strawberries provide. So lovely!

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  5. Oh, those are fantastic photos and the salad looks absolutely delicious.

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  6. Oh my gosh, it's beautiful! The strawberries really pop!

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  7. what a gorgeous and delicious sounding salad!

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  8. This is gorgeous! I love the goat cheese/strawberry combo!

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  9. Oh my gosh, this looks so fantastic. I'm crazy for strawberries, I try to find a way to eat them every day.

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  10. What a lovely combo of ingredients! Farro with strawberries-I never would have thought!

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  11. And California strawberries are finally in season! This looks delicious, very unique!

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