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farro with tomatoes and feta in dish

One Pot Farro with Tomatoes and Feta

  • Author: Adapted from Smitten Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 2 servings as a main dish, 4 as a side dish 1x


  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup uncooked, semi-pearled farro (I used Bob’s Red Mill brand)
  • 1/2 large red onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 10 ounces grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons sea salt
  • Pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for drizzling (optional)
  • Fresh basil leaves, cut into thin ribbons
  • Crumbled feta cheese, for serving


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine water and farro. Let farro soak up to 10 minutes while you prepare remaining ingredients.
  2. Add sliced onion, chopped garlic, halved grape tomatoes, sea salt, red pepper flakes and olive oil to saucepan. Set a timer for 30 minutes. Bring mixture to a boil, uncovered, then reduce heat to a simmer. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until timer goes off. If the mixture is still too wet or the farro is too crunchy, cook another 3 to 4 minutes. Season to taste.
  3. Transfer farro mixture to a serving bowl. Top with a drizzle of olive oil, if desired. Sprinkle with fresh basil leaf ribbons and crumbled feta cheese just before serving.