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Mushroom farro salad

Mushroom farro salad

Recipe adapted from Allan Shewchuk

Makes 8 servings


  • 4 cups farro
  • 2 pounds wild mushrooms, chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup pecorino cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/3 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup arugula or mixed greens


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a saucepan, cover farro with one inch of cold water and soak for 20 minutes. Drain well and return to pan, then cover with more cold water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then lower heat and cover. Cook for 20 minutes.
  3. While farro is cooking, toss mushrooms with olive oil and salt and pepper in a large bowl. Spread on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.
  4. When farro is cooked, drain well and spread on a baking sheet to cool. When mushrooms are cooked, also spread on baking sheet to cool.
  5. When farro and mushrooms are at room temperature, combine in a serving bowl. Drizzle with lemon juice, cheese, toasted pine nuts, arugula or mixed greens and season to taste with salt and pepper.

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Comments on "Mushroom farro salad"

Food Editor January 01, 2013 | 4:02 PM

@Megan - Farro is actually in the grain family, said to be an "ancient grain." It has a slightly chewy texture and a nutty flavor.

Megan December 29, 2012 | 2:23 PM

Ok silly question but what is farro? Is it a wheat product or more of a vegetable?

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