Apple Cider Farro

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 45 min
  • Active: 45 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
This recipe is inspired by a delicious farro salad at the NYC restaurant Charlie Bird. Cooked in apple cider, the farro develops a sweet, fruity quality. At Charlie Bird, they toss it with juicy vegetables to make a salad, but this farro is good all on its own too. Simply toss with some olive oil and lemon and finish it off with some freshly grated Parmesan for a delicious side dish.


  1. Bring 2 cups each apple cider and water to a boil in a saucepan. Stir in 1 1/2 cups farro, 3 strips lemon zest and 1 teaspoon kosher salt. Reduce the heat and simmer until the farro is tender and the liquid is mostly absorbed, 35 minutes. Let cool slightly. Whisk 2 tablespoons each olive oil and lemon juice in a medium bowl. Add the farro and toss. Top with grated Parmesan.