Farro Salad with Parmesan

Recipe from Anastacia Brown
1 hour
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Updated 19.01.2023
Do you have a leftover piece of parmesan and do not know what to do with it? Then why not make a farro salad with this delicious cheese? This is a suitable meal for a summer picnic or a family dinner, and moreover, it can be combined with different beverages and meat.


  • Farro
    2 cups
  • Asparagus
    3,5 oz.
  • Cherry tomatoes
    1 cup
  • Walnuts
    3,2 oz.
  • Dried cranberries
    3,2 oz.
  • Chicken breast
    4 oz.
  • Scallions
    1,5 oz.
  • Parmesan
    1 cup
  • Salt
    2 tsp.
  • Black pepper
    to taste
  • Lemon juice
    2 tsp.

Nutrition facts per 100 g

  • Calories

    230 kcal

  • Protein

    10 g

  • Fat

    9 g

  • Carbohydrates

    30 g


  • Before boiling the farro, it has to be soaked in water for around 12 hours. After those hours pass, it is time to cook it. Take a large saucepan, add 3 cups of water with 1 teaspoon of salt, then 2 cups of farro. Place the pan on the stove and boil it on average heat for around 30 minutes. When finished, drain the access water and leave it to cool for 10 minutes. 

  • The next step is preparing the chicken breast. Pre-heat the oven to 425° F. Cover the tray with a baking sheet. Season the chicken with a pinch of black pepper and 1 teaspoon of cumin, then pour 1 tablespoon of olive oil on top of it. Roast for 15–18 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through. 

  • In a medium pot, pour 2 glasses of water and add 1 teaspoon of salt. Bring it to a boil, and then add the 3.5 ounces of asparagus. Cook uncovered until tender, for about 4 minutes. After it is prepared, drain the excess water and let it cool for an additional 15 minutes. When the time has passed, chop the asparagus.

  • The following ingredients have to be cut into thin slices: cherry tomatoes, scallions, and the chicken breast. Moreover, a super important step is to grate the parmesan. Take a grater and carefully shred the cheese. Put all those ingredients into a large mixing bowl.



  • In the mixing bowl where the vegetables, chicken, and parmesan are, add the rest of the ingredients: farro, walnuts, dried cranberries, and asparagus. For the seasoning, add 2 teaspoons of lemon juice, a pinch of black pepper, and salt. Mix everything well and enjoy its amazing taste with a cold soda.


  • When buying parmesan, each has the same question in mind. Which parmesan is the best? While in a super market, search for the Parmigiano Reggiano Vacche Rosse, which is the best of all types of Parmesan. It is a particular kind of cheese produced from the milk of Red Reggiana cows, a breed known for its exceptional quality.

  • If the quantity of vegetables in this salad is not enough for you, then add 3 ounces of fresh chopped parsley. It has a long list of benefits, including lowering blood pressure, reducing bloating, and acting as a natural diuretic.

Bon Appetit!

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