Crunchy Farro

April 10, 2019

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.