Creamy Fruit Salad

Fruity Fabulousness!

Written by Gayle

I recently got back from a week of a camp for girls.  The chef was amazing and her food fantastic!  She made so many great new recipes, and some variations on good-old-standbys.  I love the inventive ways that she added nutrition to the basics.  While I absolutely love fresh fruit all by itself, sometimes a little variety is fun.  Here is one of her recipes that I have adapted:
fruit+and+grain+salad, fruit+and+grain, farro+grain, barley+salad

Fruit and Grain Salad

You’ll Need:

  • 1/2 cup cooked and cooled farro
  • 1/2 cup cooked and cooled pearled barley
  • 6 cups of cut  organic fruit.  I used melons, grapes, peaches, kiwi, and berries
  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 TBSP organic agave nectar (or to taste)
  • 1 TBSP fresh organic lemon juice
fruit+and+grain+salad, Fruit+salad, farro+grain, barley+salad, healthy+salad

Instructions:

  • Cook barley and farro according to package directions.  (1/4 cup grain with 3/4 cup water, bring to a boil and then simmer until tender–about 30-40 minutes)  Cool.  This makes about double what you will need for the recipe.  (You can toss the rest of the grain into a spinach or mixed green salad, too!)
fruit+and+grain+salad, Fruit+salad+recipes, farro+grain, barley+salad
  • Meanwhile, cut up fruit and toss.  
  • When the grains are cool, add them to the fruit and mix gently.
fruit+and+grain+salad, farro+grain, barley+salad, healthy+salad
  • Mix the yogurt with the vinegar, agave nectar, and lemon juice.
fruit+and+grain+salad, farro+salad, barley+salad, healthy+salad, salad+recipes, farro+recipes, barley+recipes, fruit+salad, greek+yogurt, yogurt+recipes
  • Gently fold the yogurt dressing into the fruit.
fruit+and+grain+salad, farro+grain, barley+salad, healthy+salad+recipe

  • Serve immediately or chill until serving

This recipe turns fruit a complete meal.  The grains add protein and staying power to your breakfast or lunch. It’s great as a side dish, too! 

Enjoy these beautiful organic summer fruits while they last!  And for a change, punch up the nutrition with hearty grains and some fantastic Greek yogurt!
Love, 
Lassen’s

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *