Thyme Mushroom Farro Salad

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)

4 Servings

Thyme Mushroom Farro Salad

Categories > Entrees, High Protein, Salads, Sides, Vegetarian

At Nutritious Life, we’re all about healthy grains and other easy, nutrient-dense foods, which is the No. 1 reason we love this recipe crafted by our very own Keri Glassman, MS, RD, CDN. What’s the second reason? Mushrooms, of course. Fungi are full of health benefits, and shiitakes in particular are not only delicious but rich in polysaccharides and other beta-glucans. These compounds protect against cell damage, help boost immunity and bring down inflammation.

But what’s the point of eating nutrient-dense food if it doesn’t taste good? This recipe adds onion, veggie stock and spices for flavor, and pairs sharp and earthy thyme with nutty farro and meaty, buttery shiitakes for a healthy meal everyone will love.

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)

4 Servings


1 tablespoon olive oil

1 medium-sized white onion, chopped

1 cup shiitake mushrooms, sliced

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

2 cups farro

6 cups vegetable stock

1 tablespoon fresh thyme

⅓ cup Parmigiano Reggiano, shaved



  1. Heat oil in pan and cook onions for 1 to 2 minutes. Add mushrooms and cook for another 3 to 4 minutes, or until mushrooms are soft and onions translucent. Set aside.
  2. Place farro in a pot with vegetable stock and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low, cover, and let cook for 25-30 minutes, until it is softened but still chewy. If there is any liquid remaining, drain it off. Set aside and let farro cool.
  3. Combine farro, onions, mushrooms. Mix in thyme. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Top with Parmigiano Reggiano.


In the world of grains, it doesn’t get much more nutritious than farro. This ancient grain is a great source of protein and fiber plus nutrients like magnesium for healthy bones, nerves and muscles; zinc for wound healing and boosting immunity, and vitamin B3 (niacin) for healthy skin, hair and eyes. But shiitake mushrooms are the star of this show, shining through with their rich and savory flavor while helping to fight cancer, boost immunity and support heart health.

  • We’ve got a place where you can learn (and share) wellness information of all kinds, healthy recipes included! Join The Nutritious Life Studio and become a Nutritious Life Master Certified Nutrition and Wellness Coach alongside thousands of other passionate chefs and foodies. Enter your info, get 72-hour access to a FREE sample class, and one of our coaches will get in touch with you!

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Enroll in our Become a Nutrition Coach Program! Get certified. Grow your business. Join our thriving community of wellness professionals. Learn More
Hello. Add your message here.
Send this to a friend