See more
Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro Photo by: Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro

Farro, Green Bean, Corn, and Abraham Lincoln Tomato Salad

Farro is an old-world, nutty-flavored wheat grain from Italy. Serve this fresh salad with any grilled meat, poultry, or fish. Substitute another red globe or beefsteak tomato if you can't find Abraham Lincoln.

Cooking Light AUGUST 2008

  • Yield: 8 servings


  • 1/3 cup farro or spelt berries (about 5 ounces)
  • 1 cup (1-inch) cut green beans
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped shallots
  • 1 tablespoon extravirgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 cup fresh corn kernels
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 4 Abraham Lincoln tomatoes, each cut into 6 slices


1. Place farro in a large saucepan; cover with water 2 inches above farro. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 28 minutes. Add beans to pan; cook 2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and rinse with cold water; drain.

2. Combine shallots and next 5 ingredients (through garlic) in a medium bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Add farro mixture, corn, and oregano; toss gently to coat. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

3. Arrange 3 tomato slices on each of 8 plates; sprinkle evenly with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Top each serving with about 1/4 cup farro mixture.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 104
  • Calories from fat: 23%
  • Fat: 2.7g
  • Saturated fat: 0.3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.2g
  • Protein: 3.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 20g
  • Fiber: 1.4g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 1.1mg
  • Sodium: 230mg
  • Calcium: 18mg

Go to Full Version of

Farro, Green Bean, Corn, and Abraham Lincoln Tomato Salad Recipe