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Roasted Sweet-Potato and Farro Salad

Savory, sweet, and nutty all at once, this is a salad that can be enjoyed warm or chilled.

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  • Servings: 4
Roasted Sweet-Potato and Farro Salad

Photography: Ryan Liebe

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2013

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes (about 4 medium), scrubbed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 cloves garlic, unpeeled
  • 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup semi-pearled farro (about 7 ounces)
  • Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup lightly packed fresh dill, chopped
  • 1/2 cup radish or arugula sprouts or baby watercress, plus more for garnish

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Divide sweet potatoes and garlic between 2 rimmed baking sheets. Drizzle with 3 tablespoons oil; season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat and spread into a single layer. Roast, flipping once, until tender and caramelized, about 30 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, cover farro with 4 inches water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and cook until tender, 30 to 35 minutes. Drain; toss with remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a large bowl. Season with salt.

  3. When cool enough to handle, remove garlic from peels and mash with lemon zest and juice in a small bowl. Add garlic mixture, sweet potatoes, dill, and sprouts to farro; stir until combined. Season with salt and pepper, and garnish with sprouts.

Cook's Note

Tip
Keep the skins on sweet potatoes to save time, fiber, and nutrients. When roasted, skins offer a great textural contrast to the creamy flesh.

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