Farro with tomatoes, basil, and parmesan in white bowl.

Farro with Tomatoes (and Basil and Parmesan)

Nutty farro paired with onions, garlic, tomatoes, basil and parmesan. It's a heavenly side dish, made in one pan!
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Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 279kcal
Author: Kylee Cooks


  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup pearled farro
  • 1 medium onion cut in half and thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic thinly sliced
  • 1.5 cups cherry tomatoes halved, basically the whole clamshell/punnet
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 5-6 fresh basil leaves large, cut into thin ribbons

For Serving

  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese shredded 


  • Add the water and farro to a small saucepan, and let it sit while you cut the onions, garlic and tomatoes.
  • Add the sliced onion, sliced garlic and halved tomatoes to the saucepan, along with the salt and olive oil.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer, stirring occasionally for around 15-20 minutes.
  • The farro is cooked when the liquid is almost all absorbed, and the farro is tender (will have a chewy bite to it but will not be hard)
  • Transfer to a serving dish,
  • Garnish with with the basil and parmesan.
  • Devour


Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 800mg | Potassium: 313mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 395IU | Vitamin C: 15.3mg | Calcium: 181mg | Iron: 1.8mg
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