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Active time
15 minutes
Total time
45 minutes
4 servings
Serving Size
1/4 recipe

1 cup uncooked farro

2 medium zucchini

1 small red onion

3 tablespoons exrta-virgin olive oil, divided

¾ teaspoon salt, divided

1 cup grape tomatoes, halved

2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill

2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

⅛ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  1. Cook the farro according to the directions on the package. Drain any excess water and allow to cool to room temperature. You should have about 2 cups of cooked farro. 
  2. Slice the zucchini lengthwise into ¼ inch thick planks. Slice the onion into ¼ inch thick rounds. Brush both sides of the zucchini and onion with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and sprinkle with ¼ teaspoon of the salt.
  3. Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium-high. Grill the zucchini and onion until they are tender and grill marks have formed, about 4 minutes per side. Allow to cool. (The farro and grilled vegetables may be made up to 3 days ahead and stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container.)
  4. Cut the grilled zucchini and onion into bite-sized pieces. Place them in a large bowl with the cooked farro, tomatoes, dill, parsley, remaining extra-virgin olive oil, lemon juice, the remaining ½ teaspoon salt, and the black pepper. Toss to combine.
  5. Serve warm, room temperature, or chilled as a side dish, or pair with grilled salmon or chicken as a main course.

Recipe and photo courtesy North American Olive Oil Association, from Ellie Krieger.


Calories: 260
Total Fat: 11g
Saturated Fat: 1.5g
Sodium: 480mg
Carbohydrate: 39g
Fiber: 5g
Total Sugar: 4g (Added Sugar: 0g)
Protein: 8g

Yield: 4 servings

Serving Size: 1/4 recipe

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