Israeli Farro Salad

Author Notes:

A fresh salad or side with the ancient grain farro, inspired by the delicious kitchen salads of Israel.

FamilyStyle Food

Serves: 4


  • 1 cup farro
  • kosher salt
  • 2 mini cucumbers, diced
  • 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Handful each fresh basil and parsley leaves, chopped
  • 4 ounces crumbled feta cheese
In This Recipe


  1. Bring a 3 quarts water to a boil with 1 tablespoon salt; add the farro. Lower the heat to a simmer and cook until the farro has swelled and softened but still has a little bite, about 20 minutes. Drain.
  2. While the farro cooks, combine the cucumbers, tomatoes and garlic in a large bowl. Add the lemon juice, olive oil, cumin and salt to taste; toss gently.
  3. Add the warm drained farro to the tomato mixture, sprinkle the herbs over and toss together. Crumble the feta cheese over the salad.

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