Warm Sweet Potato, Farro and Herb Salad

Ready in 10 minutes plus cooking | Serves 4

 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 a large or 1 small sweet potato peeled finely diced (approx 4cm cubes)
  • 1 tspn cumin
  • 1 cup farro (we suggest Mount Zero Australian biodynamic farro @ Wiffens)
  • 500ml chicken stock and 500ml water (or use water only)
  • 3 spring onions finely chopped
  • 1 good handful each flat parsley, coriander and mint finely chopped
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Olive oil
  • Handful good quality feta broken or chopped into pieces (we suggest Divine Dairy Feta @ Wiffens)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 180C. Mix 2 tbspns olive oil, sweet potato and cumin in a roasting pan. Roast for approx 25 minutes until tender.

  2. Bring the water and stock to the boil. Add farro and simmer for 20 minutes until tender. Drain.

  3. While farro is cooking. Mix spring onions, lemon juice and 2 tbspns olive oil in a large bowl add pinch of salt and caster sugar (marinating onions in vinegar or lemon juice makes lends a milder onion flavour).

  4. Add farro to bowl. Mix well. Add sweet potato. Then right before serving add herbs and feta.
    Recipe courtesy of Wiffens.

  • WHAT’S IN SEASON | APPLES: New season Gala’s and Ginger Golds. BERRIES: Strawberries scarce due to heat. Raspberries and blueberries good value. Blackberries available. Organic blueberries. CHERRIES: Last weeks. Fantastic flavour this week. CITRUS: Lemons still scarce should ease soon. Peak season for Valencias as peak of Summer means greener skin on Valencias. FIGS: Peak season for figs, great value and eating. GRAPES: Great range of grapes. Try Sapphire grapes. Thompson Seedless great eating. LYCHEES: Aussie lychees still in season, smaller fruit only. MANGOES: Ending soon. KP’s ended. Honey Gold’s and Calypso available. MELONS: Rockmelons very good. POMEGRANATES: Imported pomegranates only. STONE FRUIT: Great range of plums including Queen Garnett plums. Nectarines still good. ASPARAGUS: Last weeks price affected by diminishing supply. AVOCADOES: Hass, Shepherds and Reid’s all in season. BEANS: Particularly scarce with flowers being burned off a few weeks ago as a result of heat. CELERIAC: Beautiful firm and large celeriac. GREEN VEG: All affected by the heat. POTATOES & PUMPKIN: Sweet potatoes great choice for this time of year. White, purple and orange. TOMATOES: All good. Saucing tomatoes available. Great cherry tomatoes. FLOWERS: Foliage is great at this time of year. Ginger Flowers and Monsterio leaves our pick for look and lasting.