Sometimes (like… very rarely) I make something worth sharing with both my family and the entire internet. This farro salad with tomatoes + herbs is one of those things. I planned to make tabouli the other day, but was missing 80% of the ingredients. So, I threw this together instead and the rest is
history in my fridge.
Cooking farro does require the use of the stove, which I know is not ideal when it’s 900 degrees out… but hey. Grab a wooden stirring utensil with one hand, and an ice cold beverage with the other and you’ll be just fine.
This farro salad makes a great (and easy, per usual for my recipes) side dish for summer parties and I can personally attest to its worthiness as a leftover lunch. Nick and I split a serving at the beach today and it was really good… until he reached a very sandy little hand directly into the bowl. Related: His new favorite phrase is “a bite please, mama!”
FARRO SALAD WITH TOMATOES + HERBS
This recipe is vegetarian and serves 8 (-ish). Substitute quinoa for farro to make this salad gluten-free and omit the feta to make the recipe vegan.
- 2 cups organic farro
- 4 cups water
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 cups cherry tomatoes, quartered
- 1 small yellow onion, diced
- 1/2 cup parsley, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese (or more… YOLO)
- Juice from half a lemon
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- Black pepper, to taste
- Rinse farro under cold water.
- Combine water, farro and salt in a medium saucepan. Cover and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to medium and simmer for approximately 20 minutes (until the farro is tender), stirring occasionally.
- While the farro is cooking, combine tomatoes, onions, garlic, parsley, feta and olive oil in a large serving bowl.
- Sip your cold beverage.
- Add farro and additional olive oil and/or lemon juice, if needed. Add freshly cracked black pepper and salt, if you wish. Chill or serve warm.
I hope you and yours are enjoying plenty of summer fun + plenty of delicious summer food.
Also On Tap for Today:
- Celebrating the 4th …with gratitude to everyone who is working to make our country a kinder, more peaceful, more inclusive place to raise our children.
- Making tie dye shirts with Grace (there is a reason why the kit included gloves… and I have the tie dyed hands to prove it)
- While you’re in the kitchen: 29 things to get rid of (donate, if possible!) from Apartment Therapy
What ingredients do you always have on hand?