Asparagus-Farro Salad

32 10-oz. portions Yield


  • 1 gal. Water
  • 4 Tbsp. GFS Vegetable Base
  • 2 oz. Primo Gusto Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 lb. Jumbo Spanish Onions, diced
  • 1/2 lb. Markon Jumbo Celery, diced
  • 1 Tbsp. Chopped Garlic
  • 4 ct. Trade East Whole Bay Leaves Spice
  • 2 1/4 lb. Farro
  • 1 lb. GFS Sliced Unsalted Blanched Almonds, toasted
  • 2 lb. Jumbo Asparagus
  • 1 lb. Markon Jumbo Carrots
  • 1/2 oz. Markon Mint Leaves, trimmed and chopped
  • 2 lb. Pepper Mill Fuji Apple Dressing
  • 1 lb. Markon Conventional Spring Mix


Wash hands. Wash all fresh, unpackaged produce under running water. Drain well.

1. Dissolve the vegetable base in 1 gal. of boiling water. Reduce to simmer.

2. In a heated rondeau, sauté onions, celery, garlic and bay leaves in heated oil until onions are translucent. Add farro and mix well. Add vegetable broth, cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until the farro is tender and the broth is absorbed. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

3. Spread farro mixture onto two 4” hotel pans, allow to cool uncovered. Cover, label, date and refrigerate for future service.

4. Trim the asparagus and carrots. Slice thinly on a mandoline. Cover, label, date and refrigerate for future service. CCP: Refrigerate at 41°F, or below.

To prepare à la carte:

Wash hands.

1. Crumble 8 oz. of farro into a stainless-steel mixing bowl. Add ½ oz. of almonds, 1 oz. asparagus, ½ oz. carrots, and ½ tsp. mint. Drizzle 1 oz. of dressing over mixture and stir well with a rubber spatula.

2. Place ½ oz. of spring mix in the center of a chilled serving plate. Spoon farro mixture on top of the spring mix.