Crunchy Farro

I love farro, from the nutt flavor to the chewy texture. This simple salad was inspired by my friends at Frantoio Bartolini in Umbria and I think you'll love it!

Makes 3-4 servings

Ingredient List: 

1 cup farro, rinsed well

2 cups spring or filtered water

sea salt

2 stalks celery, diced

1/2 cup pine nuts, lightly pan-toasted

6-8 cherry tomatoes, thinly sliced

3-4 sprigs flatleaf parsley or basil, coarsely chopped

extra virgin olive oil

sherry vinegar

 

Step By Step Instructions: 

Place rinsed farro in a saucepan with water and bring to a boil, uncovered. Add a pinch of salt and reduce heat to low. Cover and cook for 35-40 minutes, until liquid is gone and farro is al dente.

Transfer hot farro to a mixing bowl and add celery, pine nuts, cherry tomatoes and parsley. Add a light seasoning of salt, a drizzle of olive oil and vinegar and stir gently to combine. Serve warm or at room temperature.

 

Cook's Tip: To toast pine nuts, simply heat a stainless steel skillet over medium heat and add pine nuts. Cook, stirring until fragrant, taking care not to burn the pignoli.