Farro Recipes

fullplateapprovedrecipes recipe
Farro salad with tomatoes, corn and parsley

Farro is an ancient whole grain with a nutty flavor and a good plant protein option. It's a wonderful source of dietary fiber and tastes absolutely delicious when seasoned right, as in the recipes below.

Want to receive more meal ideas like this in your email inbox? Sign up for the free Full Plate Living Membership now.

Farro Salad with Feta

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Pack this salad for lunch this week. Cherries would make a delicious dessert.

75% fiber foods – farro, cucumber, chickpeas, roasted red pepper, red onion, olives, parsley, cherries
25% foods – dressing, feta

Recipe Note: Use the dressing sparingly to reduce the amount of fat in the recipe.

Farro Risotto

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Pair up the farro with rosemary braised white beans and steamed broccoli.

75% fiber foods – shallots, garlic, farro, diced tomatoes, fresh tomatoes, fresh thyme, fresh basil, white beans, broccoli
25% foods – butter, parmesan cheese, sugar, olive oil

Recipe Note: Use Earth Balance Whipped Buttery Spread to reduce saturated fat in this recipe. 

Chickpea and Farro Soup

Make it a Full Plate Meal: This Tuscan favorite is wonderful for lunch or supper. You can skip the pancetta or use sun-dried tomatoes instead. Your favorite green salad would pair up wonderfully with the soup.

75% fiber foods – onion, carrot, celery, garlic, chickpeas, tomato paste, farro, fresh rosemary, fresh thyme, salad
25% foods – pancetta, olive oil

Recipe Note: As always, use just 1 tablespoons of olive oil.

Roasted Vegetable Farro Salad

Make it a Full Plate Meal: This one dish recipe is a complete meal in itself. Add more fiber with 1/2 cup of edamame.

75% fiber foods – farro, carrots, Brussels sprouts, kale, edamame
25% foods – olive oil, dried figs, feta, honey

Recipe Note: Reduce the fat and calories in this recipe by using only 2 tablespoons of olive oil.

Maple Cinnamon Breakfast Farro

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Assemble your breakfast bowl as directed in the recipe.

75% fiber foods – farro, strawberries, blueberries, pomegranate
25% foods – skim or plant milk, maple syrup

Recipe Note: Make this more diabetic friendly by using only 1/2 tablespoon of maple syrup or leave it off altogether.

Full Plate Living is a small-step approach with big health outcomes. It's provided as a free service of Ardmore Institute of Health.

Learn More