What happens to a foodie at a market? They get inspired. At least that is what happens to me. Specialty markets, farmers markets, even Whole Foods Markets spark cravings each time I visit them. I see all the goods not found in my regular grocery store and the creativity begins.
Bulgarian feta cheese is to blame for this one. There I was at the cheese section in Whole Foods when the cheese guy asked if I needed some help. We started talking about cheese and he told me about their Bulgarian feta. Sold! My mind went into full gear. It had been too long since I made my Mediterranean Farro Salad. All I needed was some Greek olives, farro, grape tomatoes, and I had the rest at home.
Farro is a one of the best grains. It is a cholesterol-lowering and protein-packed powerhouse. One serving of it and your hunger is satisfied for a while. I really enjoy the nutty flavor and will eat it simply cooked plain as a snack. And how did the Bulgarian feta taste? It was the best one I have had so far with much more flavor than any other. It was a great choice for this salad.
Mediterranean Farro Salad is easy to put together. All you need is feta, olives, tomatoes, and fresh herbs. Stir it all together with a simple red wine vinaigrette and you are done. Homemade salad dressings are so much better than store-bought. I make dressings often, as I did for my Greek, Pear and Stilton, and French Green Lentil salads.
Do you visit farmers or specialty markets? What is your favorite find? Local fresh produce. imported foods, spices, cheeses, and homemade foods like jellies and sauces are a few of the things on my list. Now that I have satisfied this craving it is time to move on to the next. Stay tuned!