06.21.12

FOOD / 26

oh, the elusive farro. hard to find, but so worth the search. i was re-introduced to farrow a couple weeks ago, and remembered that i loved it! sooooo, i thought it best to share this little concoction…

what you’ll need:
• 1 cup of farro
• 5 radishes (chopped)
• 1 cup baby heirloom tomatoes (or grape tomatoes will certainly do)
• 5 oz feta (cubed)
• 8 large basil leaves
• 1 lemon
• olive oil, salt and pepper – not gonna tell you how much to use.  you got this, kid!

what to do:
• the packaging is gonna tell you to soak the farro. take a hike, packaging. we don’t got time for that.
• add farro into 2 cups water and bring to a boil.
• reduce to a simmer and cover until farro is tender and most or all of the water is gone (20 ish mins)
* drain the farro, throw it in a bowl and pop that bowl in the fridge.  let’s coooool it down.

while the farro is chillin’:
• chop your cheese and veggies and julienne the basil
* add the above to the chilled farro
* zest the lemon over the mixture and then cut it in half and juice it.
• drizzle olive oil and the lemon juice over the salad and toss it, baby.
*  do the whole fancy salt + fresh ground pepper thing and your set.

so now you’ve either got lunch for 2 to 4 days (depending on your appetite) or a great side for grilled veggies! now go, enjoy summer, eat farro.

{ column + photos by jen gotch, design by designlovefest – want more recipes? go here! }

23 COMMENTS

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    Jess says:

    YUM! This looks so fresh and light. The perfect meal for a hot summer!

    kate says:

    need this for lunch STAT.

    sarah.a says:

    yum!

    would also work great with bulgur or quinoa (if you can’t find farro)

    I’m such a fan of farro in salads- especially with tomatoes. Wheatberries are a nice alternative if you can’t find farro, or if the farro is too pricey. Great recipe!

    Confession: I’ve never had a radish. Are they palatable raw like that?! I always thought they needed to be softened up a little bit.

    XO,
    Caitlin
    http://www.douxrousse.com

    Nicole says:

    This looks so yummy – I added this recipe to my Evernote. Can’t wait to try it for myself!

    amy says:

    never tried farro, but this looks super tasty. adding it to my must-make list! 🙂

    Katrina says:

    Oh that looks SO good! I’ve never tried Farro before though…

    Taylor Rae says:

    Ahhh I love farro but completely agree… its so darn hard to find. So curious where you ended up finding it?!

    jen says:

    i actually found it at whole foods. and i actually think i’ve seen it at williams sonoma.

    Izzy Mason says:

    Yummy! I will have to try this!

    Hearts.com says:

    This looks absolutely amazing!

    Meg says:

    This looks SO delish!

    Sandi says:

    I want to make this. YUM

    Michelle says:

    I love farro. I get my mother to buy some whenever she goes to Italy to visit my uncle because I can’t find the pearled (quick cook) version in London. such a good base and love spelt (farro) flour too. Basically all I use.

    kristen says:

    umm y’all are SO TALENTED!! this looks delish and just so pretty. the gray towel with the pretty colors of the food kills me. so good. thanks again for the recipe.

    inaas says:

    bonjour! has anyone actually made this with quinoa? It looks so so good, but I just bought some ‘rainbow’ quinoa and I wonder if the flavors will still work.
    merci! i.

    marissa says:

    made this per your instructions. fantastic!

    susan says:

    totally gorgeous! and….love farro!

    Tim says:

    I’d love this with butter on it. I know that sounds gross but I think it’d taste pretty good with butter on it.

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