Grilled Asparagus Lemon-Thyme Farro Salad Recipe

Welcome to grilling week! This week, every of the three recipes I’m going to put up will all contain the grill. The solar is lastly shining and we’re preparing for Memorial Day weekend, so what higher time to prepare dinner outdoors? In fact should you don’t have an out of doors grill, you’ll be able to all the time use a forged iron grill pan on the range high.

We’re beginning this collection with one in all my favourite issues to grill – asparagus! The important thing to nice grilled asparagus is discovering actually recent skinny spears of asparagus. I like fats spears for ribboning, however skinny spears are greatest for grilling as a result of they’re extra tender, crisp, and scrumptious with a fast char.

Grilled Asparagus Lemon-Thyme Farro Salad

This recipe is straightforward should you prep every thing earlier than you begin grilling: prepare dinner the farro, make the tangy thyme dressing, chop the pistachios, crumble the cheese… Whenever you’re able to serve the salad, grill the asparagus, grill the lemons, and assemble!

Grilled Asparagus Lemon-Thyme Farro Salad

Grilled Asparagus Lemon-Thyme Farro Salad

I really like this colourful salad for spring! 💛

It has a nutty taste from the farro and pistachios and a tangy chew from the short pickled radishes. These kind the right base for the grilled asparagus. Prime all of it off with a squeeze of the juicy grilled lemon.

I ought to point out that I acquired these delicate pea shoots from the farmers market this weekend. Pea shoots have a brief season – should you can’t discover them, high your salad with a couple of micro greens. Delicate herbs like basil, mint, and/or tarragon could be additionally scrumptious.

Grilled Asparagus Lemon-Thyme Farro Salad

Grilled Asparagus Lemon-Thyme Farro Salad


  • 1 cup raw farro (about 2 cups cooked)
  • Additional-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
  • 1 bunch asparagus, tender components
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • ½ cup frozen edamame, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled ricotta salata or feta, non-compulsory
  • 2 teaspoons capers
  • 2 radishes, sliced uncooked or fast pickled*
  • handful of pea shoots or micro greens, chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped pistachios
  • 2 tablespoons Additional-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon recent thyme leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon pure maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • freshly floor black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons water
  1. Deliver a medium pot of water to a boil and prepare dinner the farro and till tender however not mushy, 15 to 25 minutes, relying on the farro. (They fluctuate, so verify the packaging for a extra particular time vary). Drain and unfold on a plate to dry and drizzle with a tiny little bit of olive oil to maintain it from sticking. Chill till prepared to make use of. The farro might be made forward.
  2. Make the dressing: In a small bowl, whisk collectively the olive oil, white wine vinegar, mustard, thyme leaves, maple syrup, salt, a number of grinds of pepper, and the water. Put aside.
  3. Prep all salad elements earlier than grilling the asparagus. Toss the farro with half of the dressing and a pinch of salt and put aside.
  4. Preheat the grill to medium. Drizzle the asparagus and lemon halves flippantly with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Grill for six to eight minutes, or till charred however nonetheless vibrant inexperienced, flipping or rolling as soon as. Grill the lemons cut-side down with out flipping.
  5. Take away the asparagus and lemons from the grill. Assemble the salad with the dressed farro, the asparagus, edamame, cheese, capers, radishes, pea shoots, and pistachios. Drizzle with extra dressing, as desired, and squeeze the grilled lemon over the salad. Season with extra salt and pepper, as desired.

*to fast pickle the radishes, place them in a jar and canopy them with a mix of rice vinegar, white wine vinegar, a splash of water, a pinch of salt and a pinch of sugar. Shake and chill till prepared to make use of.


Grilling tray pictured in photograph #2 is the Falcon Enamelware Serving Tray in Pigeon Gray.

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