19 Farro Recipes

Farro, also known as emmer, is a whole grain with a taste and texture that are similar to barley. It makes a healthy replacement for rice and is versatile enough to use in hot and cold dishes. Check out this selection of users' best farro recipes and get inspired to incorporate this ingredient in your cooking.

Warm Roasted Vegetable Farro Salad

"This was one of the most flavorful recipes I have ever found online and also the first I have ever bothered to review.”


Farro Salad with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

“I have made this salad several times now, and it is the one everyone asks me to make for dinners and events now. In a pinch I have used the Kraft fig balsamic salad dressing when I could not find the fig balsamic vinegar, and it was equally as good.”

-Kallio Kall

Farro Risotto With Butternut Squash

"I really liked using farro for this risotto and the classic combination of butternut squash and sage did not disappoint. This wasn't difficult to make since, I was using leftover butternut that had already been peeled and somewhat cut. I used vegetable stock.”

-Dr. Jenny

Pesto Farro With Cherry Tomatoes

"Absolutely delicious. I did toss in some grilled shrimp and extra garlic, and it got raves!"

-La Dilettante

Spring Arugula Salad With Farro

“Delicious spring salad with arugula, farro, Apples, sharp cheddar cheese, almonds and pomegranate seeds.”


Farro Salad

“Amazing! I have just tucked this recipe into my ‘best of the best’ file. Wow. I think I'm in love with farro. I had never tried it before, and it is now my new favorite grain. Everything about this salad is wonderful. The dressing is absolutely delicious (I used the fresh basil option). The salad ingredients are perfect and I wouldn't recommend skipping any of them. The toasted walnuts and sun-dried tomatoes are such excellent additions.”


Farro, Apple and Pecan Salad

"Great combo of flavors. My Farro was cooked perfectly after only 15 minutes. . .first time using Farro and I love it. I added the pears (uncooked) at the end in addition to the apple and I highly recommend using both. I used sweet yellow onion in place of the red onion for a more mellow onion flavor. Next time I will leave out the oil and vinegar and serve it warm as a side dish which I am SURE would be 5 stars!!! My mind is racing with other versions of this recipe already! Thanks for posting! Made for Veg*n Swap Dec 2009."


Farro Salad With Tomatoes and Herbs - Giada De Laurentiis

"Sun-Dried tomatoes and kalamata olives add a great flavor as well!"


Farro Salad With Tomatoes & Balsamic Vinegar

This simple farro salad can be whipped up minutes using ingredients you may already have in your pantry or refrigerator.

Farro Salad With Asparagus & Parmesan

“The chewy, nutty texture is wonderful. It’s a nice change from regular green salads, and leftovers are even better the next day. The long cook time is mostly just simmering the grains.”

-Bonnie G 2

Farro Salad With Steamed Kale

“This is a delicious and easy way to prepare farro and kale. I've seen other recipes that call for sautéing the kale but I wanted to keep it low calorie.”


Summer Pea, Watermelon & Farro Salad

Juicy, sweet watermelon adds a refreshing component to this simple salad. The contrast of the pink watermelon and green peas also make this a stunner to serve at a dinner party or picnic.

Warm Farro, Spinach & Feta

“Excellent salad or side dish made from farro, spinach and feta. It is easy to make and tastes really good.”

-Gils Smokin Kitchen

Savory Farro Pie

“A traditional dish from the hills around Lucca, Italy. It calls for cracked farro, which cooks faster.”


Lamb & Green Bean Stew with Farro

This hearty one-pot meal features farro that’s been simmered in a boldly flavored lamb stew. Red wine and tomatoes give the dish body, while green beans and fresh basil brighten up the flavors and make this a complete meal.

Luccan Farro Soup

"Wow, what a great soup! This was the first recipe I tried with the farro I bought at the health food store, and I am hooked. I quick-soaked my beans for an hour in boiling water because I forgot to put them in to soak the night before, and they turned out great — a little al dente, which is how I like them.”

-Spice Princess

Summer Farro Salad

"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.”

-Dr. Jenny

Tomato, Onion & Feta Farro

This farro dish combines sweet and umami tomatoes with the briny tanginess of feta cheese. It refrigerates and reheats beautifully, meaning you can make a bunch ahead of time to eat throughout the week.

Orange, Spinach & Farro Salad

“Warm salad with lovely citrus appeal. Good for those who want to eat more spinach but aren't in love with it (yet), and of course, those who already love spinach! Can easily be doubled to serve more than two.”