Farro Salad with Olives and Pecorino

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Farro Salad with Olives and Pecorino

If you have a healthy diet and like to eat genuine food, you can not miss Farro. It is one of the oldest cereals, that has been replaced by wheat in the last centuries. But today we can speak of a new golden age for this cereal. Farro is low in calories, high in fiber, minerals and vitamins. Therefore, the high farro health benefits make it a perfect food for those who follow a healthy and balanced diet.

But, how to cook farro? Preparing farro recipes is very simple, you can use it like rice in your salad.

Try our farro salad recipe with tomatoes, black olives and pecorino, a healthy and savory recipe perfect for your barbecue party, your pic nic, but also for your lunch break.


6 servings

  • 10.5 oz of hulled spelt (farro)

  • 10.5 oz tomatoes

  • 20 pitted black olives

  • 2 oz of semi-seasoned pecorino di Pienza

  • 2 spring onions

  • 1 bunch basil

  • 1 pinch of chili powder

  • 1 pinch of dried oregano

  • 1 clove garlic

  • 4 tbs extra virgin olive oil

  • salt to taste


  1. Soak the farro for 12 hours. Then rinse under running water, drain and cook in salted boiling water for about 45 minutes. Add a clove of garlic to the water to add flavor.

  2. When ready, drain and season with 4 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, a pinch of salt, oregano and a pinch of red pepper. Stir and let it cool.

  3. Meanwhile, wash the tomatoes and cut them in half.

  4. Peel onions and cut them into thin slices.

  5. Cut the Pecorino cheese into cubes.

  6. Wash basil leaves and chop them with the hands.

  7. When the farro is cold, add the other ingredients and mix well.

  8. Sprinkle with the basil leaves and serve the farro salad.