Farro Salad with Herb Pesto and Primosale



Would you like to try a single dish with appetizing and fresh summer flavors? Try this farro salad with herb pesto and primosale, simple but with a tantalizing taste, it will liven up your table in the hottest season. The traditional Genoese pesto inspired this quick variant made with a fragrant mix of aromatic herbs, including basil, marjoram, chives, and mint. Instead of pine nuts, we enriched the sauce with crunchy cashews. The dish is completed with diced primosale and sun-dried tomatoes in oil. Easy, quick, and tasty, this salad will be a must in your menus!

Don't miss other delicious variants of this farro salad:

  • Farro salad with vegetables
  • Summer farro and barley salad
  • Greek farro salad
  • Cold farro salad


Pearled farro 1 ¼ cup (250 g)
Sun-dried tomatoes in oil ¼ cup (60 g)
Primosale cheese 5.3 oz (150 g)
Fine salt to taste
For the Herb Pesto
Basil 0.7 oz (20 g)
Chives 0.14 oz (4 g)
Mint 0.1 oz (4 g)
Marjoram ½ tsp (2 g)
Pecorino Romano PDO cheese 2.1 oz (60 g)
Extra virgin olive oil 4.6 tbsp (65 g)
Cashews ¼ cup (35 g)
For Garnishing
Cashews to taste - chopped

How to prepare Farro Salad with Herb Pesto and Primosale

To prepare the farro salad with herb pesto and primosale, bring the spelt to a boil 1 (this instant one will be ready in about 12 minutes), salt at the end of cooking. Drain and rinse with cold water 2, pour into a bowl, and season with a drizzle of oil 3.

Prepare the pesto by pouring the basil, marjoram 4, chives 5, and cashews 6 into the mixer bowl.

Add the Pecorino 7, salt 8, and pour the oil 9.

Start the blades to blend everything 10. Pour the pesto into the farro 11 and mix. Cut the primosale into cubes 12.

Add the sun-dried tomatoes cut into strips and the primosale 13. Garnish with slightly chopped cashews 14. The farro salad is ready to be enjoyed 15.

How to store

The farro salad with herb pesto and primosale can be stored in the fridge for 2 days. We do not recommend freezing it.


We used instant farro that cooks in a few minutes. If you use other types, follow the cooking instructions on the package.

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