Tomato and Herb Farro Salad

Tomato and Herb Farro Salad

Farro is one of the first grains used by civilized man. It is also known as spelt. It has a unique texture, similar to brown rice, with a nutty flavor. It can be served either hot or cold and can be found in health food stores.


  • 4 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups farro
  • salt to taste
  • 1 pound tomatoes, seeded, chopped
  • 1/2 sweet onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup italian parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • fresh ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 can black olive , cut in halves


  1. Boil water, add farro in a medium saucepan.
  2. Add teaspoon of salt.
  3. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  4. Reduce heat to medium low.
  5. Cover and simmer until tender, about 30 minutes.
  6. Drain well and transfer to a large bowl to cool.
  7. Add tomatoes, onions, olives and parsley to farro.
  8. Toss to combine.
  9. In separate bowl, whisk together vinegar, salt and pepper.
  10. Add vinaigrette to salad and toss to coat.
  11. Add feta cheese.

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