Simple farro salad

Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 10 minutes Total Time 15 minutes
Serves 4-6 servings     adjust servings

A really simple side dish - or lunch - with very basic ingredients.


  • 1 bag quick-cooking farro
  • 4-5 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped (or sub pecans or slivered almonds)
  • 1/4 parsley, finely chopped
  • zest and juice of one lemon
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Parmesan cheese, grated, for serving (optional)


  1. Cook farro according to package directions, using vegetable or chicken broth. (I bring my broth to a boil in a large pan, add the farro and let it boil, uncovered, for 10-12 minutes. Then I drain the excess liquid.)
  2. Place cooked farro in a large bowl. Add remaining ingredients and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Sprinkle with Parmesan, serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

You can adjust how much red pepper flakes you use to control the heat. I like a little kick on mine!

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