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Cheesy Pesto Farro

    A quick and healthy side dish recipe, this hearty cheesy pesto farro is easy to make and full of protein and fiber.

    Pesto Farro

    Do you ever find yourself in a side dish rut? Don’t worry, it happens to all of us. This cheesy pesto farro is just what the dinner doctor ordered. 

    Warm Cheesy Pesto Farro a hearty side dish recipe

    I don’t know about you but in my house, the simplest side dish recipes are always the most popular. In this five-ingredient recipe, Bob’s Red Mill farro is tossed with basil pesto, parmesan cheese, olive oil and garlic.

    Cheesy Pesto Farro a healthy whole grain side dish recipe

    It couldn’t be easier to make or more delicious. If you’ve never cooked farro before, I urge you to try it. Chewy, hearty, and packed with protein and fiber, it’s one of my favorite ancient grains.

    Cheesy Pesto Farro an easy side dish recipe

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    Cheesy Pesto Farro

    Cheesy Pesto Farro

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    This hearty cheesy pesto farro side dish recipe is easy to make and full of protein and fiber.
    COOK: 40 mins
    TOTAL: 40 mins
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    Servings: 4

    Ingredients
     

    • 1 cup Bob’s Red Mill farro (uncooked)
    • ½ cup parmesan cheese (grated)
    • ¼ cup pesto (homemade or store bought)
    • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 clove garlic (minced)
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • toasted pine nuts and parsley (optional garnish)

    Instructions
     

    • Prepare farro according to package instructions. Strain any excess liquid and return to the same pan.
    • Stir in the parmesan cheese, pesto, olive oil and garlic to the cooked farro. Heat on low until cheese melts and farro is warmed through. Season with salt and pepper to taste before serving. 
    • Garnish with toasted pine nuts and parsley if you wish.

    Notes

    Serving Size: 1/2 cup

    Nutrition

    Serving: 0.5cupCalories: 330kcalCarbohydrates: 39.2gProtein: 11.6gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 333mgFiber: 7.3gSugar: 0.6g

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    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:

    18 Comments

    1. I love the flavor combos you used here! I think the cheese and pesto will make this something my family will like!

    2. Yummy recipe! Actually protein is good for health. On the other hand, your post is really mind-blowing because this recipe is delicious. Thank you so much for sharing its ingredients and instruction.

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