100 ml Anfosso Ligurian Extra Virgin Olive Oil, plus extra for drizzling
1/2 clove garlic, crushed
400 g (Poggio Del Farro) Organic Spelt pearl grain
6 cups/1.4 liters vegetable broth, plus extra for sauteing vegetables
1 red onion, coarsely chopped
2 zucchini, sliced
1 red pepper, seeded and chopped
1 eggplant, chopped
10 cherry tomatoes, halved
Bunch fresh parsley leaves finely chopped
Small bunch fresh mint leaves finely chopped
Natural Walnuts for sprinkling
In a saucepan, heat up 3 tablespoons olive oil; then add the garlic and farro. Cook the garlic until golden, allowing the farro to get
toasted as well. Stir to prevent sticking. Add vegetable broth, a few ladles at a time as you would preparing risotto. Continue stirring
and add more broth, a little at a time, as it evaporates. Cook until the farro is soft.
In another saucepan, heat up 4 tablespoons olive oil. Add the onion, zucchini, red pepper, eggplant, and then the tomatoes. Add the
salt and cook until tender. If the pan is drying out, avoid adding more oil, just add some vegetable broth to help cook the vegetables.
Once the vegetables are soft, remove from the heat and add to the farro. Then add the parsley and mint and mix well. Plate the dish,
top with walnuts and drizzle with olive oil.
Serves: 4 servings