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.
Our recipes 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.