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Farro with Pistachios, Mixed Herbs, and Golden Raisins

Farro with Pistachios, Mixed Herbs, and Golden Raisins

Raisins?! In a grain salad?!? Sounds dubious, but their sweet and chewy demeanor is A+++ in this herbaceous and slightly spicy side.


  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt, plus more
  • 1½ teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated peeled ginger
  • ⅓ cup grapeseed oil or olive oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 serrano chile, sliced into rings
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped mixed fresh cilantro, mint, and parsley

Recipe Preparation

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Rinse farro under cold water. Cook in a large pot of boiling salted water, skimming surface occasionally, until tender, 20–25 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, toast pistachios on a rimmed baking sheet, tossing once, until golden brown, 8–10 minutes. Let cool, then coarsely chop.

  • Whisk lemon zest, lemon juice, ginger, sugar, and ½ tsp. salt in a medium bowl. Whisking constantly, gradually add oil. Whisk until emulsified; season vinaigrette with salt and pepper.

  • Drain farro and rinse under cold water. Transfer to a large bowl and add chile, herbs, raisins, and pistachios; toss to combine. Drizzle with vinaigrette, season with salt and pepper, and toss to coat.

  • Do Ahead: Farro can be cooked 1 day ahead. Cover and chill.

Recipe by Jon Shook & Vinny Dotolo, Animal and Jon & Vinny's, Los Angeles, CA,

Nutritional Content

Calories (kcal) 300 Fat (g) 12 Saturated Fat (g) 1.5 Cholesterol (mg) 0 Carbohydrates (g) 40 Dietary Fiber (g) 4 Total Sugars (g) 6 Protein (g) 9 Sodium (mg) 150Reviews SectionGreat weeknight recipe! I used a farro that appears to be a bit hardier than whatever was used in the recipe photo, but since I ate this as a main, it worked well!AnonymousLos Angeles07/02/18Big waste of money and time. No detectable flavor.This is one of my go-to grain salad recipes. It's really easy to assemble and is the perfect combination of sweet/spicy/sourGood luck with your new column!!!!!! I will be following faithfully, I've already watched some of your videos. The confit duck leg one, I saw yesterday.You talking about cooking for your kids reminds me so much of Gabrielle Hamilton's video of her cooking for her boyz. Unfortunately, children of culinary stars can become rather particular and opinionated about food. Difficult!AnonymousFever swamps of Virginia06/13/18

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