Monday, April 16, 2012

Farro Salad with Artichoke Hearts

I apologize for the posting drought recently. I had to take a little break and I am back refreshed and cooking up a storm! I had a wonderful opportunity to get away for the weekend and experience a lot of new things, including some yummy new foods. Like any restful break, I am feeling energized and inspired to create some new things.

This recipe came together at the suggestion of Craig, who thought farro would work really well with artichoke hearts. So, using his great suggestion, I put together this quick salad that is simple, quick and stores well. A big batch of this yielded some delicious leftovers! Serve this warm or cold as a side dish or main course.

Read more for the full recipe!

1 cup dry farro, rinsed
1 can (15oz) artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
zest and juice of 1/2 lemon
2 tbsp fresh parsley, washed and chopped
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp black pepper

Step by Step Instructions:
1. Cook farro according to package directions, cool and set aside
2. Mix artichoke hearts, parsley, zest, juice, and oil into the farro
3. Season with salt and pepper
4. Serve sprinkled with parsley and black pepper


At April 16, 2012 at 8:40 PM , Blogger Lori Lynn said...

What drought? Didn't I just see that fabulous quinoa on Top 9? This farro is equally delicious-looking. We are fans of canned artichoke, will definitely make this one.

At April 16, 2012 at 8:53 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

This looks so simple yet so beautiful. I love artichokes, and this seems like a perfect application for farro.

At April 16, 2012 at 10:06 PM , Blogger Stephanie said...

I've never tried farro but this salad looks delicious! And I love artichoke hearts. I might have to make this on a weekend to have on hand for lunches during the week. Yum!

At April 17, 2012 at 1:15 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

This salad looks totally awesome! Farro is such a diverse ingredient :D

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At April 17, 2012 at 9:51 AM , Blogger Pola M said...

Must be delicious! Now,if only I could find farro.... Where do you buy it?

At April 17, 2012 at 3:39 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a jar of artichoke hearts in seasoned oil. I can't wait to try them with farro in this salad.

At April 17, 2012 at 3:50 PM , Blogger Lindselicious said...

I love Farro but I have not cooked with it yet. I am bookmarking to make soon!!

At April 17, 2012 at 5:10 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the texture that farro brings to salads. I haven't tried any with artichokes - great idea!

At April 17, 2012 at 10:41 PM , Blogger lacyd said...

Mmm this sounds delicious - pair anything up with artichokes and I'm a happy camper! But I agree that farro & artichokes definitely make a good match! Great recipe!
Lacy @

At April 18, 2012 at 12:18 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, YUM! This is a terrific flavor and texture combination! Your photos are terrific, too!

At April 18, 2012 at 3:40 AM , Blogger Baker Street said...

I love farro and this salad looks delicious! I'm having people over on sunday afternoon and I think I'll give this a try.

At April 18, 2012 at 2:00 PM , Blogger Em said...

Hello, I just discovered your blog, and I have to say your recipes sound delicious and right up my alley. Thanks for sharing! :)

At April 18, 2012 at 2:44 PM , Blogger Jenn Kendall said...

i still need to try farro...this sounds like the perfect way to try, defintitely bookmarking it

At April 18, 2012 at 2:59 PM , Blogger CJ - Food Stories said...

Congrats on being in the top 9, today!

At April 18, 2012 at 3:36 PM , Blogger said...

yum. i want to make this.

At April 18, 2012 at 7:26 PM , Blogger Laura Jeanne said...

Ok this salad looks AMAZING!!! Of course you made top 9 with a beautiful salad like that. I am new to your blog but love it and I am definitely your newest follow! Thanks for sharing :)

At April 18, 2012 at 10:17 PM , Blogger Geri Saucier said...

I have never tasted Farro but I do love artichoke heats. Salads are my favorite hot weather food. I need to give this recipe a try. Thanks for a great post:) Congratulations on Foodbuzz Top 9.

At April 19, 2012 at 1:02 AM , Blogger Kim Bee said...

So did you tell Craig he's a genius. This is wonderful.

At April 19, 2012 at 12:51 PM , Blogger Dara Reppucci said...

Thank you! Maybe it just feels like a drought because I've been cooking less overall. Thank you for stopping by!

At April 19, 2012 at 12:51 PM , Blogger Dara Reppucci said...

Of course I didn't tell him. We don't want him getting ideas. :)

At April 21, 2012 at 4:10 PM , Blogger Ally said...

Wow, wow, wow, I have never tried Farro before but this recipe sounds divine!!


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