Italian Farro Salad

Refreshing and healthy Italian Farro Salad makes a delicious side dish to any meal.

Ok so some of you may be “all huh? What is farro?” Well that’s what my kids said anyways…

Farro is so delicious, if you have never had it, you are missing out! It’s a grain sort of like quinoa and it is a great source of fiber and protein with a bit of a nutty flavor to it. Pair that with all the sauteed veggies in this Italian Farro Salad and you have a super healthy side dish for your next meal.

The Mr. and I went to a party where they were serving a farro salad and we both thought it was amazing. I wanted to try to recreate it at home and while my version is a bit different it is totally a winner.

Italian Farro Salad

We had friends coming over for dinner, so I made this ahead of time and served it at room temperature, but it is just as delicious hot right off the stove.

Italian Farro Salad


Pretty simple to make, super healthy and so delicious! I paired this with my Spicy Pork Tenderloin and some grilled bread and it was the perfect end of summer meal.

Now if I could just convince my kids how yummy it is…

How to make Farro Salad

Italian Farro Salad

Italian Farro Salad

farro salad with tomatoes and parmesan
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6
Calories 268 kcal


  • 10 ounces rinsed farro
  • 3 tsp chicken bouillon
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 package of cherry tomatoes
  • 1 package of button mushrooms diced
  • 1 zucchini diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced
  • 2 tsp dried italian seasoning
  • 3 tbsp fresh basil chopped
  • 3/4 cup of shredded parmesan
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Bring farro, water and bouillon to a boil. Reduce to medium heat, cover and let simmer for 20 - 25 minutes or until tender. Drain.
  • Meanwhile sautee garlic, italian seasoning, tomatoes, mushrooms, and zucchini until tender about 15 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Combine cooked farro and vegetables in a bowl.
  • Add fresh basil, parmesan, and more salt and pepper.
  • Can be served hot or room temperature.


Calories: 268kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 10gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 224mgPotassium: 263mgFiber: 8gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 251IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 186mgIron: 2mg
Keyword easy side salad, farro recipe, farro salad
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If you enjoy this Italian Farro Salad, check out my other delicious salad recipes below –

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  1. Found this recipe on Pinterest and pinned it right away. I made it within days after pinning and loved it! I just had to share it with my readers on my blog ( today since it makes for a nice and healthy meal (linking back to your site, of course). I even added up all the nutritional information and stuck it on my blog. It is indeed awesome! Thanks for sharing such a yummy AND healthy dish.

  2. YUM! Will have to try this! I’m assuming farro is at a store like whole foods. Would I also be able to find it at regular grocery store like Kroger? I keep trying to convince my kids to like quinoa. ;) Mayb

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