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Alex Caspero is a Registered Dietitian, New York Times Bestselling Plant-Based Chef and mom of two. She aims to cut through the nutrition noise by providing real-life, nourishing tips for body and mind. Learn more about Alex.
My husband’s favorite food might be corn on the cob. A fact that I completely forget until July rolls around and I find myself buying 12 ears of corn at a time just to keep up with his habit. It’s a simple request– cook freshly shucked corn, slather with lots of butter, salt and pepper and he is SO darn happy.
Me? Well, in traditional food lover form, I prefer my corn a tad more trendy. Charred kernels with farro, pistachios, juicy ripe tomatoes, olives and lots and lots of basil. I need texture! I need flavor! I need excitement. Thankfully, this salad checks all of the boxes.
This one couldn’t be easier to put together. Char the corn on the grill (or a grill pan/broiler) then remove the kernels. Toss with the other ingredients and a yummy lemon-garlic dressing and that’s it! I tend to share a lot of simple salad recipes this time of year. Ones that are easy to take to picnics, potlucks, gatherings, lunches– you name it.
No matter what kind of friend get-together we attend, I almost always bring a salad. It’s a way to guarantee that BL and I have something vegetarian-friendly to eat and it also encourages others to grab a scoop of veggies with their meal.
I know some of the ingredients might not sound like they fit (hi olives, looking at you) but trust it. I promise that the combination of chewy, briny, salty, nutty, juicy works so well together.
I think this one tastes best at room-temperature. If you make it ahead of time, throw everything together except for the basil, pistachios and dressing. Pull out of the fridge about 30 minutes before you are planning to eat, then dress. Add in the basil and pistachios right before ready to serve, then toss together and eat.
If you try this recipe, let me know! Leave a comment, rate it, and tag your Instagram photos with #delishknowledge . I absolutely love seeing your creations. Happy cooking!Print
Grilled Corn and Farro Salad! The PERFECT salad for potlucks, picnics and get-togethers! Grilled corn, farro, tomatoes, basil with a delicious dressing. Vegan.
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I made this tonight and could not believe how delicious it was. The only thing I changed was instead of olives (not a big fan), I added a tbsp of capers. Thank you for this amazing recipe! I will make this again and again.
This is really good! I used frozen grilled corn from Trader Joes. I passed it on to my DIL and they love it too! Thank you.
SO good! I have been trying to get my life back in order and eat healthier during lunchtime. This salad was super yummy! Anything corn, tomato, and basil… yes please! Can’t wait to dive into the rest of your recipes!! Your blog is awesome!
Thanks Katie! So glad you liked this one, it’s a favorite of ours as well!
This looks amazing! I’m new to the blog but have enjoyed it so much so far! I’ve never cooked with Farro. Looks kind of like Barley. I have some Barley at home. Could I substitute?
Hi Mary, glad you are enjoying DK so far! Yes- barley should work.