Farro, an ancient variety of wheat, has a hearty texture and a nutty flavor. Here, the whole grain is tossed with bitter radicchio and earthy beets for a pretty, delicious, and healthful salad.
- 8 1–1 1/2-inch-diameter beets, tops trimmed to 1 inch
- 1 1/2 cups semi-pearled farro or wheat berries
- 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
- 4 tablespoons red wine vinegar, divided
- 2 cups (packed) thinly sliced quartered radicchio (from about 1 medium head)
- 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
- 1/3 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
- 1 cup crumbled feta cheese (about 4 ounces)
Preheat oven to 350°F. Arrange beets in single layer in 8x8x2-inch baking dish. Drizzle with vegetable oil. Cover with foil and roast until beets are tender, about 45 minutes. Cool. Trim beets; peel. DO AHEAD Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover; chill.
Cook farro in large saucepan of boiling salted water until tender, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes. Drain. Transfer to large bowl. Stir 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon vinegar, and garlic into hot farro. Cool to room temperature.
Cut each beet into 6 to 8 wedges. Add beets, radicchio, onion, and parsley to farro; toss to incorporate evenly. Cover and chill.
Whisk 2 tablespoons olive oil and 3 tablespoons vinegar in small bowl. Drizzle over salad. Add feta cheese; toss to coat.