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Warm Mediterranean Farro Salad with Mushrooms


“When the leaves change hue
The air becomes nice and cool
Fall is upon us”

My husband bought me a bag of organic farro in Costco store and I cook it a lot. This grain has a nice earthy flavor and can serve as a side dish or vegetarian meal. I have another variation for this farro dish on my blog – Farro with Mushrooms, Carrots & Perfectly Poached Egg.

Warm Mediterranean Farro Salad with Mushrooms

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Serves: 2-3


  • 1 cup farro (if you don't have farro - use barley)
  • 2-3 Tbsp. grapeseed oil
  • 8 oz. baby portobello mushrooms, coarsely chopped
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, peeled and shredded
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • fresh oregano, parsley or thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes 



In a large saucepan, bring the 3-4 cups of water and 1/2 tsp salt to boil. Stir in the farro (or barley). When the water returns to a boil, reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer until soft, but still crunchy, about 15 minutes. Drain the water.


In a large frying pan over medium heat, combine the onions, garlic, carrots, and mushrooms. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are little tender, about 5 minutes. Add cooked grain and seasonings. Cook for another 2-3 minutes.  Stir in fresh tomatoes and fresh herbs.

Warm Mediterranean Farro Salad with Mushrooms, Tomatoes, Fresh oregano

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  • Reply
    La Table De Nana
    September 17, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    I love farro..this sounds terrific,and looks it too!

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    Shibi Thomas
    September 17, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    I love warm salad. Yes, the signs of Autumn is popping all around, markets are filled with all kinds of gourds and pumpkins. But I am not ready for it yet 🙁

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    Rosa's Yummy Yums
    September 17, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    A wonderful dish! I love farro and that kind of food.



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    September 17, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    I really need to start cooking with faro more often. I love the flavors of this and think it would make a great lunch the next day!

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    September 17, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    This sounds delicious and perfect for the new season that is slowly arriving at our doorsteps. I've never made farro before but I love the taste and this sounds like a great lunch idea!

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    September 17, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    This would be as amazing as a side dish or main dish served hot as well. Yummo Yelena, bravo on turning a humble grain into something that I want to eat for breakfast today 🙂

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    Rebecca Subbiah
    September 17, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    looks great enjoy farro

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    September 18, 2014 at 11:06 am

    The ingredients sound delish..and looks really good too!

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