Shrimp & Farro Salad

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Shrimp & Farro Salad

Farro is a hearty grain and pulls together different ingredients into a terrific side or main dish recipe – add some veggies and a protein like shrimp or tofu.  Some recipes cook farro in a ratio of 1 cup to 3 cups liquid.  I cook it like pasta (drain excess water) and prefer it when it has a little chew to it.  This dish is perfect for summer, can be made ahead of time and is served cold or room temperature.

  • Author: beckie
  • Prep Time: 30 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 Minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 4
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Coastal


  • 1 1/4 lb shrimp, peeled & deveined
  • 1 1/4 cup pearled farro
  • 6 Tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 6 Tbsp fresh lemon juice, divided
  • 2 cups peas, fresh or frozen shelled
  • 6 radishes, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup roasted pistachios, shelled & chopped
  • 4 stalks green onions, sliced on the bias (diagonal)
  • 1/3 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1/3 cup mint, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated – as garnish
  • 1 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  • Bring a medium pot of water to a boil and add 1/2 tsp of salt.  Add the farro and cook uncovered at a simmer ~30 minutes or until desired doneness.  Drain and place in a large bowl.
  • Mix 4 Tbsp olive oil, 4 Tbsp lemon juice, 1/2 tsp salt, and pepper in a small bowl.  Pour over farro, stir, and place in refrigerator to cool before adding other ingredients.  Stir occasionally so it doesn’t clump.
  • Bring a medium pot of water to a boil.  Add 1/2 tsp salt and peeled and deveined shrimp.  Cook ~ 3-4 minutes or until done (it won’t take long).  Blanch in ice cold water to stop the cooking process.  Drain and place in bowl.  Add 2 Tbsp lemon juice, 2 Tbsp oil, 1/4 tsp salt, and pinch of pepper.  Stir and place in refrigerator.
  • When farro is cold add: peas, radishes, pistachios, green onions, parsley, and mint.  Add salt to taste.  Plate and garnish with shrimp and Parmesan cheese.  Happy Eating!  Beckie


  • Marinate the shrimp over night if you want it to soak up more lemon flavor.
  • Wanna get fancy? Cut the shrimp in half lengthwise (see picture).  This takes some knife skills so be careful!
  • Mint oxidizes (turns brown/black) easy.  Wait until the last minute to add in the mint if preparing ahead of time.


Things In My Kitchen:

  • Zester / Grater – This is for gettin’ that Parmesan cheese grated real fine.
  • Shrimp peeler & deveiner – There’s a lot of fancy & expensive shrimp peelers out there.  This inexpensive, plastic one works the best for me.  I am lost without it.
  • Mandolin –  I love this mandolin for slicing radishes real thin.  Watch your fingers!

For more kitchen items I love/use: please visit my shop page.

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Keywords: Shrimp, Farro, Mint, Pistachios, Low Country, Coastal, Fresh, Healthy, Parmesan

Rating: 5

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Josephine Hamilton

That looks amazing! It is making me want to eat shrimp again!

Rating: 5

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