BOB'S RED MILL ORGANIC FARRO
CHICKPEAS OR WHITE BEANS
EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
WHITE BALSAMIC VINEGAR
KOSHER SALT & GROUND BLACK PEPPER
Prepare the grill for medium-high direct heat grilling, about 450-500 degrees F. Once preheated, clean the cooking surface by firmly brushing a wire brush over the grates.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Once boiling, season with 1 teaspoon kosher salt. Add the farro and boil 25-30 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking, until your desired al dente texture is reached. Drain & immediately rinse with warm water. Drain well, then transfer to a large bowl.
Meanwhile, as the farro cooks, prep the vinaigrette. Combine all listed ingredients in a small bowl or jar. Season with 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt & ground black pepper as desired. Whisk or shake to combine. Taste and season with additional kosher salt or ground black pepper as desired. Pour the vinaigrette over the warm farro & toss to combine. Set aside.
Thread the cherry tomatoes on skewers, then place them on a small baking sheet or large plate with the sliced bell peppers & zucchini. Drizzle the oil over top, season with 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt & ground black pepper as desired, then use your hands to ensure the veggies are coated well. Place the seasoned vegetables directly on the grill grates. Grill vegetables until as softened & charred as desired - tomatoes about 2 minutes per side, while bell pepper & zucchini need 3-4 minutes per side.
Once the veggies are cool enough to handle, chop the bell pepper & zucchini into bite sized pieces. Drop the tomatoes into the mixing bowl with the farro, along with the chopped vegetables, chickpeas or white beans, & fresh basil. Toss to combine. Taste & season with additional kosher salt & ground black pepper as needed. Serve warm, at room temperature, or cold. Enjoy!