Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen
Serves 4 (serving size: 2 chops and 1 cup farro mixture)

The ever-expanding variety of quick grains on the market, like the farro used here, makes incorporating whole grains into daily meals easier. Feel free to substitute brown rice if you can't find farro.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat with cooking spray. Sprinkle lamb with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add to pan; cook 5 minutes on each side. Remove from pan; let stand 5 minutes.

Step 2

Heat farro according to package directions. Drain and spread out on a baking sheet to cool slightly.

Step 3

Combine remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper, rind, and next 6 ingredients (through thyme) in a small bowl.

Step 4

Combine farro and arugula in a bowl. Add half of dressing; toss to coat. Divide farro mixture evenly among 4 serving plates; arrange 2 lamb chops on each plate. Drizzle remaining dressing over lamb.

Ratings & Reviews


September 13, 2015
This was a delicious meal without the farro. I did not find it at my grocery store so I didn't use it. I did google farro because the almighty internets can usually tell you where to look for it. It told me to go to Target and it was there. Judging from the below reviews, I am glad I have it for next time.  

The salad is the star!

April 14, 2015
The lamb is lamb. The wife got good meat, let it come to room temp, cooked it beautifully - delicious. But boy did the farro and arugula salad surprise us! Light, very flavorful - delicious! 

SharynEllner's Review

January 13, 2015
This meal was a delicious surprise! Super easy to make. I don't have a grill pan so I just broiled it for about 15 to 20 minutes. I wasn't expecting much from the farro and arugula, but I was wrong! The arugula kept it from being boring and the lemon !dressing was really light and fresh. We have friends that are really picky eaters and we plan on making it for them. We'll be eating this dish often.