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One-Pot Sun Dried Tomato Farro

This One-Pot Sun Dried Tomato Farro is loaded with sweet cherry tomatoes, nutty whole grains and fresh basil. So cozy, easy to make and bursting with flavor!

One-Pot Sun Dried Tomato Farro

Ingredients You’ll Need

Farro is one of my favorite grains. It’s nutty, chewy and just so satisfying to eat. In the summer, I use it for chilled grain salads, but in the winter, this warm and comforting one-pot method is the way to go. This One-Pot Sun Dried Tomato Farro reminds a bit of risotto, but without all the stirring! It’s the perfect side dish, but also hearty enough to stand alone as a main meal.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Semi-pearled farro
  • Onion & garlic
  • Chicken broth or vegetable broth (or water)
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Sun dried tomatoes + oil from jar
  • Lemon
  • Salt and pepper
One-Pot Sun Dried Tomato Farro

How to Make This Sun Dried Tomato Farro Recipe

This recipe begins with sautéing an onion and a few cloves of garlic in the infused oil from a jar of sun dried tomatoes. Once the aromatics have absorbed all that savory goodness, add in the farro to toast for a few minutes. This allows the grains to develop a delicious nutty flavor.

Pour in your liquid of choice, I use low sodium chicken bone broth but vegetable stock and water also work. Throw in a lemon peel, some cherry tomatoes and season with salt. Bring everything up to a boil, cover the pot with a tight-fitting lid and cook for about 45 minutes.

Once the farro is tender and all the liquid is absorbed, top with fresh basil and enjoy!

One-Pot Sun Dried Tomato Farro

A Note on Farro

There are three types of farro: whole farro, semi-pearled farro and quick-cooking farro. For this recipe, we’re using semi-pearled farro because it cooks much faster than whole, but still holds on to that chewy texture which the quick-cooking variety tends to lack.

You can easily tell which kind of farro is which by looking at the cooking instructions on the back of the package. If it’s in the 30-40 minute range, you’ve got semi-pearled farro. This recipe can be made with other varieties if that’s all you can find, but the cook-time and texture may vary.

One-Pot Sun Dried Tomato Farro

What to Serve with Sun Dried Tomato Farro

While this Sun Dried Tomato Farro could easily stand alone as a lighter main meal, here are my favorite accompaniments:

  • Baked or grilled chicken (I like to make a simple marinade with olive oil, lemon juice and Italian seasoning)
  • Salmon or white fish
  • Chickpeas or white beans (drain and rinse the beans and add them to the pot with the tomatoes for some plantbased protein)
  • A simple side salad

More Farro Recipes to Try

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Yield: 4 servings (as a side)

One Pot Sun Dried Tomato Farro

one pot sun dried tomato farro

This One-Pot Sun Dried Tomato Farro is loaded with sweet cherry tomatoes, nutty whole grains and fresh basil. So cozy, easy to make and bursting with flavor!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


  • 1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes, minced + 2 tbsp oil from jar
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 cup semi-pearled farro
  • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seed, crushed (optional)
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken stock or vegetable stock
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 1 lemon peel strip
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Fresh basil for garnish


    1. Heat the sun dried tomato oil in a large lidded pot over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 5-7 minutes or until translucent.
    2. Add the sun dried tomatoes, farro, garlic and fennel seed. Toast for another 2-3 minutes, until fragrant.
    3. Add the stock, cherry tomatoes, lemon peel and salt. Bring to a boil and cover with a tight-fitting lid. Reduce the heat to low and cook for 40-45 minutes, until the farro is tender and the liquid has been absorbed.
    4. Serve garnished with fresh basil and freshly ground black pepper.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 197Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 611mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 5gSugar: 7gProtein: 7g

All nutritional info is an estimation

One-Pot Sun Dried Tomato Farro

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  1. Best food !!!

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