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Grape and Farro Salad with Pepitas

Grape and Farro Salad with Pepitas

Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 12 minutes
Ready in 22 minutes
Makes 6 servings


  • 1 cup pearled farro
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • ½ lb red grapes, still on the vine
  • ¼ cup sherry vinegar
  • ¼ cup roasted salted pepitas
  • 2-oz Cotija cheese
  • ¼ (¾-oz) pkg chives


1. Set grill to medium-high. In a multi-cooker or electric pressure cooker, combine the farro and 2 cups water. Seal and bring to high pressure. Cook, under pressure, 8 minutes. Allow pressure to release naturally 5 minutes, then switch to quick release. Drain any excess liquid.

2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the oil, cayenne, salt, and pepper. Add the grapes and gently toss to coat, keeping grapes on vines. Place grapes on grill and cook 3-4 minutes, until lightly charred. Transfer to cutting board and let cool slightly. Remove grapes from vines and add to large bowl, along with farro, vinegar, and pepitas. Crumble the Cotija into bowl and toss. Season with salt and pepper.

3. Chop the chives and use as garnish.


Per serving: 218 calories, 8g fat, 2g saturated fat, 7mg cholesterol, 168mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate, 3g fiber, 6g sugar, 8g protein