Summer Farro (Emmer) Salad

Total Time
2hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 2 hrs

This was my first experience using Farro (received it as a gift). It reminds me of barley, with a slightly wheat flavor. The amount of herbs used could be increased and varied to taste. I think I will add basil and mint next time. Cook time includes soaking time and cooling time. This is a great way to eat whole grains in the summer.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak the farro in cold water for 30-60 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare the vegetables.
  2. Drain farro and place in a large pot with 2 quarts water. Bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce to a simmer, and cook uncovered for 30 minutes.
  4. Drain the farro and rinse with cool water.
  5. In a large bowl, combine the oil, vinegar, herbs, and vegetables. Toss to coat.
  6. Gently stir in the farro until combined.
  7. Chill at least one hour. Serve with crumbled feta on top if desired.


Most Helpful

I made this summery salad to take to my grandmother's for lunch. We both enjoyed it very much. Great flavors, it is reminiscent of other Mediterranean salads I have made before, but this time using farro as the base. While you need to set aside quite a bit of time to make this salad (mostly owing to the soaking and the simmering of the farro), it is quite easy to make. We had a lot of leftovers and the salad held up well the next day with an extra little splash of red wine vinegar. I'll make this again. Thanks!

Dr. Jenny August 03, 2012

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