31 Best Farro Recipes
Aug 16, 2023
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Farro is such an underrated ingredient. This ancient grain has a nutty flavor and chewy texture that just can’t quite be matched by any other grain. The trick is knowing how to use it!
That’s what I’m here for. I’ve put together a list of all of the wonderful ways you can use farro in your cooking. These are some of my favorite farro recipes, and I can’t wait for you to love them too!
Have you tried farro? It’s a delicious ancient whole grain that is full of protein and fiber.
Farro can be used in a wide variety of dishes like casseroles, in place of rice, in grain bowls or soup and many other ways.
This warm farro salad is always a hit. It’s a nutritious recipe with loads of good ingredients like sweet potatoes, kale, and feta tossed in a tangy balsamic vinaigrette. This dish has perfectly balanced flavors of smoky and sweet; it can’t get better than that!
Bust out those red peppers and get cookin’ because this red pepper farro salad recipe is next level! With zucchini, onion, and a variety of seasonings, this dish is all around delicious. It’s perfect for lunches, dinners, or an appetizer for sharing!
This farro salad recipe is a fruity and zesty option to put on your table. It’s a mixture of apples, cranberries, almonds, arugula, and feta for a sweet and tasty meal! Coming together in around 30 minutes, this is a great main or side dish when you’re in a time crunch!
I am a firm believer that strawberries make any recipe better, and this farro strawberry salad is a great example! This tasty combo of strawberry, basil, goat cheese, and pecans makes for such a great meal. It’s healthy, hearty, and delicious!
Chicken and farro go so well together, I can never resist making this recipe. With Italian chicken, farro, zucchini, red peppers, chicken broth, and mozzarella, this dish is bursting with fresh flavors. I’ve never met anybody that doesn’t love it after one bite! This is a meal you’ll be adding to your dinner rotation.
Casseroles are always my favorite comfort foods, so when I found this one, I knew it would be a go-to! Farro and onion casserole is a hearty take on a classic casserole recipe, and it’s absolutely delicious! It features tender farro in a savory, cheesy parmesan and gruyere sauce topped with fresh parsley. It’s perfect for a night in, or as an addition to a potluck or dinner party!
I swear this farro risotto recipe tastes like it came straight from the garden. With grape tomatoes, basil, and thyme, this Italian comfort dish is super fresh and will have you feeling better than before! This dish comes together in only one hour, and is perfect for potlucks or parties!
8. Farro Soup
Cozy up with a nice warm bowl of farro soup! This recipe is filled with vegetables, grains, and legumes for a hearty and delicious meal. Prepared in only 20 minutes, this dish is as easy as it is comforting. I cannot stop making this recipe.
Once I tried this antipasto farro salad, I knew I would be making it all the time. And I was right! With farro, arugula, and other classic antipasto ingredients, how could I resist? The zesty sun dried tomato vinaigrette goes perfectly with the walnuts, artichokes, olives, and everything else! Try this for your next appetizer. You won’t regret it!
This caprese farro salad is a light, healthy, and delicious take on the classic Italian flavor combination of tomato, mozzarella, basil, and balsamic. Coming together in only 30 minutes, this mixture is topped with pine nuts and fresh basil for the perfect spring or summer meal!
This recipe is one of my favorites because it mixes two of the best ingredients: butternut squash and farro! This dish is a lovely combination of savory and sweet flavors, made in only half an hour. It’s creamy, tasty, and simple; there’s nothing better!
Nothing beats combining a classic Greek salad with a delicious grain! This Greek farro salad has recently become my go to. With chickpeas, lemon, red onion, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, and more, this recipe is filled with super fresh ingredients to leave you feeling good and healthy. It’s simple, quick, and so tasty!
This recipe for farro and burrata is a unique, divine, and surprisingly simple recipe! It’s a warm salad that features creamy burrata cheese, tender farro, red peppers, chives, green onions, radishes, and arugula all drizzled in a hot honey vinaigrette.
Mediterranean farro salad
This is a refreshing dish that I continuously whip up at home because it’s just that delicious! This fresh farro salad includes baby kale, farro, sweet grapes, creamy feta cheese, and a bright white wine vinaigrette. Topped with a honey mustard dressing, this meal is the perfect balance of sweet and salty!
16. Warm Farro Salad
I’m always craving something sweet and delicious, especially when it’s healthy. And this warm farro salad is just that! With walnuts and cranberries blended with cooked farro and and garlic, this recipe will have your mouth watering just thinking about it! You’re not going to want to miss out on this delectable dish.
This creamy farro salad is made with asparagus, peas, and lemon for a zesty meal packed with nutrients. It comes together in only around half an hour, and it is so worth the time! You will not be able to get enough. Serve warm or chilled for a fresh and delicious vegan or vegetarian main dish or side dish.
Farro risotto, also known as farrotto, is a warm and inviting option to put on your dinner table. It makes for a hearty meal that’s packed with good-for-you ingredients including farro, broth, shallots, garlic, chives, and more. Super flavorful, super nutritious, and super delicious. What could be better?
It’s always worth it to add another vegan-friendly dish to the books, and this grain salad is the perfect option! Completely dairy-free, this recipe is made with eggplant, zucchini, red onion, bell pepper, and so much more. It’s loaded with nutrients and feel-good ingredients, and is definitely a recipe that pleases all!
This kale and farro salad is one of my all-time favorites. It’s super simple and quick to make when you’re short on time, coming together in only 30 minutes! The salad is tossed with juicy lemon and pecorino cheese, and finished with sourdough breadcrumbs and sweet dried barberries. It’s a guaranteed hit at your next dinner party!
Farro is also a great choice for breakfast! Cooking it in coconut milk gives it a delicious, sweet flavor. Top it with tropical fruit like mango, for the ultimate breakfast treat.
Try this tasty farro dish for a meatless Monday meal. Filled with hearty farro and lentils and a tomato sauce. Try serving with a side of green salad or even garlic bread.
Dates and spices sweeten up this amazing farro pudding. It has a wonderful creamy, chewy texture that is sure to satisfy.
24. Farro Fried Rice
Change up rice with farro with this flavorful recipe. Shrimp and vegetables pair perfectly with farro. Great for a weeknight meal.
This simple peppers and sausage recipe is one that everyone is sure to enjoy. A protein packed meal that makes great leftovers.
This dinner requires only 5 ingredients. Mini ground pork meatballs top a bed of farro for a healthy meal.
27. Farro Chili
Loaded with butternut squash, black beans, and farro, this chili is flavorful and a great alternative to a beef chili. You can make this in your crockpot for an easy meal.
This yummy meal made with ground turkey and farro is definitely a keeper.
Hearty beef stew is taken to the next level with the addition of farro. The texture of the farro holds up well in the stew recipe. It’s a family favorite.
Warm, comforting, this stew is loaded with beans, farro, and veggies.
31. Farro Bread
Add some protein to your bread with this pepita and farro bread. Serve a warm slice with butter or cream cheese for a delicious breakfast or snack.
Will you be making any of these incredible farro recipes? Let me know in the comments.
More easy recipes
- Easy fried rice – Make this simple fried recipe on a sheet pan.
- Red beans and rice – Flavorful, rich red beans and rice makes a tasty meal or side.
- Seasoned rice recipe – Copycat recipe of Texas Roadhouse rice.
Best Farro Recipes
- 1 cup farro
- 3 cups water
- Pour water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
- Pour farro in the boiling water and stir. Reduce the heat to bring water to a simmer.
- Let the farro cook for about 15 minutes or until chewy. Carefully drain the water.
- Season to taste with your favorite seasonings and serve.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.