Farro salad with fake pesto and cherry tomatoes

June 22, 2011

Author Notes: This is an healthy, quick and super easy summer recipe you can eat right away or make in advance the day before.heirloom

Serves: 4


  • 2 cups farro
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 ounces parmigiano cut in small cubes
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs you like
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes
In This Recipe


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Boil farro al dente for 20 minutes. Drain in a colander and cool with cold water to stop the cooking. When cool season with a little oil.
  2. Prepare fake pesto: rinse herbs and let aside. In a chopper/grinder coarsely grind parmigiano, salt and pine nuts. Add herbs and grind more. You want to obtain a coarse rough mixture.
  3. Season farro with fake pesto and cherry tomatoes. Adjust salt and oil. Enjoy!

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