Toasted Farro with Greens and Tahini


Toasted Farro with Greens and TahiniIngredients

  • ¾ cup farro
  • 2 tbsps. water
  • 1 tbsp. tahini
  • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 ½ cups packed fresh spinach, chopped
  • 2 tbsps. fresh lemon juice
  • Salt 


  1. In a saucepan, cover the farro with water and bring to a boil.  Cover and cook over moderate heat until just tender, 12 minutes.  Drain and transfer to a medium bowl.  Refrigerate for about 30 minutes, until chilled.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk 2 tablespoons of water with the tahini and olive oil.
  3. In a skillet, heat the vegetable oil.  Add the farro in an even layer and cook over high heat, stirring once, until toasted, about 5 minutes.  Add 1/4 cup of water and the spinach and cook over moderate heat, stirring a few times, until the greens are just tender, about 2 minutes.  Stir in the tahini mixture and remove from the heat.  Stir in the lemon juice and season with salt.  Transfer the farro mixture to a bowl.  Serve immediately.
This recipe can be part of a well balanced food plan. Any alterations made during preparation are at the discretion of the chef and are not included in the nutritional analysis provided, nor supported by the BestHealth team.