Flavorful Farro Recipe Roundup

By: Whitney Barnes | February 27 2019

What is Farro?

Farro is one of our most popular ancient grains. Cooked farro has a nutty flavor with a chewy texture, and is great for grain salads, farro soup and more. Dry farro or uncooked farro looks just like wheat berries, but when cooked, it is quite similar to barley.

This ancient wheat grain is a good source of iron and fiber. Just like any type of wheat grain, farro also contains gluten. As is traditional, our Organic Farro grains are very lightly scratchedjust enough to encourage the release of starches and a faster cooking time.

Farro Benefits

Farro is beneficial because it pairs well in cold or hot dishes. Make up a batch and add it to your soups, pasta and salads all week!

Because our dry farro is lightly scratched (also sometimes called "semi pearled farro" or "pearled farro") it's technically not considered a whole grain. A small percentage of the bran has been lost during this process but the benefit is the quicker cooking time. If you find yourself with whole grain farro, you'll likely need to soak it overnight before cooking.

Farro Nutrition Facts

In just one 1/4 cup dry serving - which equals about 1/2 cup cooked, our Organic Farro has 7 grams of fiber, 7 grams of protein, and 37 grams of carbohydrates.

Healthy Farro Recipes

Here are a few of our favorite farro recipes! Its versatility is shown below: a cold grain salad, a breakfast dish, crispy farro soup topping and farro risotto! Which one are you most excited to try?

Farro Salad with Basil and Lemon Tahini Dressing

Image and recipe from Platings and Pairings

Shakshuka Potluck Recipes

Shakshuka with Farro

Image and recipe from Bob's Red Mill

Farro Recipe with Italian Sausage and Peppers

Image and recipe from Chef Billy Parisi

Farro and Cranberry Bean Soup

Image and recipe from Nourished Kitchen

Easy Mushroom Farro Risotto

Image and recipe from A Beautiful Plate

Ginger Sweet Potato Soup with Crispy Farro

Image and recipe from Naturally Ella


  1. Michael Thompson
    Michael Thompson
    Is the "scratched" farro the same as emmer, I have a mill and want to bake bread. Will it work 100%, or maybe 50% with whole wheat???
    1. Whitney Barnes
      Whitney Barnes
      Hi Michael, our Farro is made from Spelt grain, not Emmer. You can still absolutely mill it into flour and use it to bake bread with similar results to that of whole wheat flour. I'd suggest starting with a 50/50 mix of All Purpose and Spelt Flour and experiment with percentages from there. Happy baking!

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