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16 Hearty Farro Recipes to Fall Back On

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In the grain world, farro is located squarely in the middle of the "perceived health" spectrum, somewhere between the virtuousness of quinoa and the comfort of semolina pasta. It's nutty and filling and easy (and quick!) to prepare, ready to fill out salads and turn roasted vegetables into square meals. It keeps its al dente bite for days after cooking, even after it's been tossed with nutty tahini dressings or hunks of feta, making it perfect for grain bowls, gratins, and next-day lunches.

If you're unsure of how to use this versatile grain, we have you covered: Farro is here to fuel your fall with these 16 recipes, from not-sad leftovers to last-minute dinners.

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Bulk Up Your Salad

Warm Farro and Mustard Green Salad with Maple-Roasted Acorn Squash
Warm Farro and Mustard Green Salad with Maple-Roasted Acorn Squash
Heidi Swanson's Mostly Olive Salad, With Some Farro

Heidi Swanson's Mostly Olive Salad, With Some Farro by Sarah Jampel

Toasted Farro Salad with Roasted Leeks and Root Vegetables

Toasted Farro Salad with Roasted Leeks and Root Vegetables by Elizabeth Stark

Farro with Roasted Sweet Potato, Kale and Pomegranate Seeds
Farro with Roasted Sweet Potato, Kale and Pomegranate Seeds
Quinoa and Farro Salad with Pickled Fennel
Quinoa and Farro Salad with Pickled Fennel
Warm Farro with Mushrooms and Crispy Beets

Warm Farro with Mushrooms and Crispy Beets by Kylie Thompson

Farro, Golden Beet, and Feta Salad with​ ​Pecans and Chive-Sage Dressing

Farro, Golden Beet, and Feta Salad with​ ​Pecans and Chiv... by em-i-lis

Risotto Refresh

Farro Risotto with Sausage, Mushroom, Peas, and a Poached Egg
Farro Risotto with Sausage, Mushroom, Peas, and a Poached Egg
Farro Risotto with Caramelized Apples and Fennel

Farro Risotto with Caramelized Apples and Fennel by meganvt01

Farro Risotto with Greens and Feta

Farro Risotto with Greens and Feta by Alexandra Stafford

Build Hearty Bowls

Slow Roasted Tomatoes and Farro for Winter
Slow Roasted Tomatoes and Farro for Winter
Double Mushroom & Kale Farro
Double Mushroom & Kale Farro
Tuscan Farro and Bean Soup (Zuppa di Farro)

Tuscan Farro and Bean Soup (Zuppa di Farro) by Emiko

Farro with Greens, Tahini Sauce, and Toasted Pine Nuts

Farro with Greens, Tahini Sauce, and Toasted Pine Nuts by Alexandra Stafford

Green Curry Porridge à la Heidi Swanson
Green Curry Porridge à la Heidi Swanson
Farro Gratin With Brussels Sprouts
Farro Gratin With Brussels Sprouts

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Tags: farro, healthy, salads, grains