Farro Salad Recipe
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Farro Salad with Arugula, Cherry Tomatoes & Shaved Parmesan

If you have a pack of Farro, don’t let it sit in your pantry! Make this Farro Salad with spicy Arugula notes, sweet Cherry Tomatoes & Parmesan Flakes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4


  • 1 ½ cup Farro uncooked
  • 2 cups packed arugula
  • 20 cherry tomatoes
  • cup shaved Parmesan
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt to taste


  • Cook farro according to the directions of the package. Usually it requires double volume of the water from the volume of farro and takes 15-20 minutes of cooking time. Run it under cold water to stop the cooking process and let cool completely.
    This step, obviously can be done in advance.
  • Quarter cherry tomatoes. Small plum tomatoes could work equally well.
  • In a large salad bowl mix farro grains with arugula leaves. Add tomato quarters.
  • Season with olive oil, balsamic vinegar and a few pinches of salt.
  • Add shaved Parmesan cheese before serving.


TIP 1: Toast Farro before cooking to reinforce the nutty flavor of the grains.
TIP 2: You can substitute Farro for rice in cold rice salads.