Once upon a time, a titan called Quinoa swept across the globe and began to dominate all types of recipes. We understand why: It is full of protein, fiber and nine essential amino acids.
Farro has actually been (subtle) on stage for ages. And what we love most about this old wheat variety is that it is super filling and has a kind of creamy taste. It also has more fiber than quinoa.
So the next time you want to eat a meal or need something to warm your heart and stomach, try one of these hearty Farro recipes. You will wonder how you have survived without her for so long.
. Creamy Chicken Farro Soup
Healthier versions of pampering recipes can sometimes be blah. This is not the case with this heavenly soup.
The recipe chooses just the right amount of substitutions and doesn't sacrifice the goodies to make sure it's still as creamy and soothing as its cousin, chicken, and rice soup.
It may be tempting to throw away the butter and use olive oil instead, but we say stick to the stick (the butter) and, if at all, replace the whole milk with a low-fat variety – if you have to.  2. Farro soup with meatballs
Who needs pasta when you can eat a hot bowl of meatball soup?
Made from fiber-filled farro, leafy greens, high-protein beans and sour tomatoes, it's a great warm-up dish on a clear autumn day – or any other day.
Definitely Homemade Meatballs Get the best taste, but don't hesitate to boil frozen meatballs if time doesn't allow you to make them from scratch.
3. Chickpea Farro Soup
Soups can feel little inspiring. They can also feel like they have more work than they are worth. However, this soup is worth every minute – and every chop and stir.
This soup is filled with hearty farro, high-protein chickpeas, vegetables and herbs and topped with Parmesan cheese. It is satisfying, aromatic, healthy and freezes like a champion.
Serve with a loaf of crispy bread or a simple Caesar salad.
4. Kale Butternut Squash Farro Salad
Sometimes eating leftovers feels like a train, but when you create a recipe that can be changed and transformed in all ways, leftovers are anything but boring.
This farro, pumpkin and kale salad tastes as good as it is, but can also be spiced up with sausage and caramelized onions, sun-dried tomatoes and feta, beets and goat cheese and many other delicious combinations.
We definitely fall for this autumn comfort dish.
5. Strawberry Farro Salad with Avocado and Feta
Another amazing thing at Farro: it goes well with both savory and sweet. This salad brings the sweetness with fresh strawberries and balsamic poppy seed dressing.
Avocado adds creaminess, red onions add crunch, and spinach and feta pull it all together. Try out additional nuts such as almond slices, hazelnuts or pine nuts.
6. Greek Farro Salad
A salad that can be kept for days? Yes, it does exist. This Greek salad is full of textures and flavors, is satisfactory, and takes less than 30 minutes.
Although the arugula retains its crispiness, even if you mix it in immediately, we like to combine the rest of the vegetables with the farro and come to eat, throw it with the arugula and dressing.
Add sliced pepperoncini and artichoke hearts for extra vegetarian zest.
7. Rainbow Thai Farro Salad
Farro is one of those grains that tastes great with almost any sauce. Although it is often combined with Italian and Mediterranean flavors, it is just as good with Asian inspiration.
This Thai salad contains vegetables in abundance – carrots, peppers, cabbage – and even some crunch of spring onions and chopped peanuts.
The peanut sauce is a perfect part, hearty and sweet, so it feels more like a treat than a healthy staple for the home.
8. Sweet Potato Farro Salad
This recipe goes one step further by cooking the Farro in chicken broth, apple cider vinegar and bay leaves. The result is ultra-hearty grains.
They perfectly complement the dried cranberries, pistachios, sweet potatoes, arugula, parsley and dijon dressing.
Pro-Tip : Double the recipe – it's so good.
9. Strawberry Caprese Farro Salad
This recipe is delicious berry . The strawberries, juicy sun gold tomatoes and mozzarella pearls together make a summer salad that is ideal for a picnic or potluck. With added protein, it's also a great main course.
Pro tip : Do you have to do it in no time? Use pesto bought in the store.
10. Farro bowl with figs, kale and French goat cheese
It's amazing how a few high-quality ingredients can be thrown together when needed and taste like hours of effort. This recipe is exactly that.
The fresh figs, the spicy goat cheese, the lacinato kale (also known as Tuscan kale) and the farro are brought together with a light but sweet balsamic maple mustard dressing. The assembly takes only 10 minutes.
Pro-Tip : Add sliced grilled chicken for an additional protein dose.
11. Chopped grilled vegetable dish with Farro
Don't know what to do with all the leftover grilled or roasted vegetables? Why don't you throw them with Farro, Hummus and Tzatziki?
To make the most of this recipe, grill or roast the vegetables on weekends, whip up the tzatziki, and toss this vegetable bowl together as a last-minute lunch or dinner.
Pro-Tip : We love to double the vegetarian amounts and use scrambled eggs and salads throughout the week.
12. Asiago white beans with farro, kale and tomatoes
Talk about a stew miracle. With only five ingredients, this recipe is at the top of our list of simple and tasty favorites during the week. Bonus: The next day it tastes even better.
To improve the taste, use a small can of tomato cubes instead of the fresh grape tomatoes and tomato paste instead of the sauce. It also tastes good with chopped basil when you have it on hand.
13. 30 Minute Greek Shrimp and Farro Bowls
The nutty taste of Farro goes perfectly with the spicy olives and light vegetables in this simple shrimp bowl. Because the marinade is so amazing, we say, soak the vegetables with them before you cook them.
Feel free to use feta cheese for the Greek yogurt sauce and lean protein for the shrimp (salmon tastes damn good).
14. Farro bowl with shiitakes and wintergreen
This shiitake bowl is ideal for breakfast, lunch or dinner and is not only great because it contains a fried egg.
The homemade chimichurri sauce combines all the ingredients and gets the best out of spicy mushrooms, bitter sprouts and Brussels sprouts. Just add Sriracha.
15. Frying pan farro and turkey sausage casserole with kale and sweet potatoes
Frying pan dishes are very popular. And with good reason: They are easy to prepare and minimize dirty dishes.
This casserole is filled with turkey sausage, sweet potatoes, kale and white beans and topped with fresh parmesan and basil.
Another great dinner party dish or food for lots of leftovers. The only downside is how damn good it tastes – which means these leftovers may not really be left over.
16. Farro Taboulé with burrata and hummus
If we had to choose between hummus and burrata, we simply wouldn't do it – we would choose both and make this recipe.
The tabbouleh is brought to life with grilled asparagus, fresh blueberries and traditional cucumber and tomatoes and filled with Farro instead of Bulgur. Serve with warm flatbread or just dip in with a fork.
17th Roasted Carrots with Lemon Yogurt Sauce and Farro
Can We Talk About How Stunning This Recipe Looks? This roasted carrot dish is simple and crazy tasty, and the perfect recipe for an appointment, dinner party, or do-it-yourself meal.
The crispiest chickpeas should be dabbed completely dry after rinsing. Also, mix them evenly in a bowl with olive oil and spices before baking.
Professional tip : If spinach is not your favorite green, you can boil farro and carrots or layer the top of a pile of fresh arugula.
18th Creamy farro with pesto, asparagus and peas
Farro's wealth gives all recipes a creamy feel, even if no cream is added. The only "cream" in this recipe is pesto cheese – which differs depending on the pesto you choose.
The rest consist of vegetables, herbs and citrus fruits. Since the taste is so light, opt for high quality olive oil and sea salt as these have a significant impact on the taste.
19th Farro risotto with sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms and cashew cream
Comforting winter dishes do not always mean that a food coma is nearby. Instead of cream and cups on cups of cheese, this risotto uses homemade cashew cream to bind all the ingredients together.
Mixed with hot tomatoes, mushrooms, a dash of white wine and fresh rosemary, this recipe tastes like the holidays without the blues after enjoyment.
As much as we love quinoa, we admit we get bored at times. Farro, like Freekeh, is the latest addition to our list of endearing grains.
Farro is not wheat or rice. It gives fullness and chewability to dishes that are similar to other grains but are lighter. Farro alone tastes hearty with a hint of nuttiness or cinnamon flavor.
Use it wherever you add quinoa or brown rice, be it in soups, pan dishes or salads. Spend a little time with this versatile grain and you will soon find that the possibilities (and taste combinations) are endless.