Farro Simanim Salad with Silan Vinaigrette

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This hearty Farro Salad is a perfect side dish for your Rosh Hashana meals. It has leeks, butternut squash and silan (date syrup) which are some of the traditional simanim. It is pretty easy to prepare and is a sure crowd please er, even my kids love it!

Farro Simanim Salad with Silan Vinaigrette
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Farro Simanim Salad with Silan Vinaigrette
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Farro Salad
  • 2 cups cubed butternut squash
  • 1 cup diced leeks white and light green parts
  • 1 5oz box Pereg Pearled Farro
  • 2 1/4 cups Water
  • olive oil for sauteing
  • Kosher Salt
Silan Vinaigarette
  • 3 Tbsp silan (date syrup)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  1. In a large sauté pan, add a few turns of the pan of olive oil.
  2. Add butternut squash and sauté till browned and almost cooked through (about 10 minutes)
  3. Add in the leeks and cook till soft
  4. Add the Farro to the pan to toast slightly and coat with the vegetables and oil. Add a pinch of salt and let farro toast for a minute.
  5. Add water to pan and cover
  6. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer and lift the cover half way. (Add water if needed for the Farro to be cooked to al dente, about 15 minutes.)
  7. While the Farro is cooking prepare the Silan vinaigrette
  8. Whisk together all the ingredients for the vinaigrette.When the Farro and veggies are cooked and all the water has evaporated, pour the vinaigrette over the Farro while still hot. Serve the side dish at room temperature and enjoy!
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  1. It looks yummy, I can’t wait to try it for Rosh HaShana! Question about how many butternut squash and how many leeks do you need for the recipe (approx)? Thanks and shana tova!

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