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Spinach Tahini Farro | Magnolia Days

Spinach Tahini Farro

Spinach Tahini Farro is a hearty and filling side dish. It has a nutty flavor with a creamy citrus dressing plus the freshness of spinach.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Renee


For the dressing:

  • 1/4 cup meyer lemon juice*
  • 2 tablespoons well-stirred tahini
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger paste or grated fresh ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed garlic

For the spinach farro:

  • 1 cup uncooked farro
  • 2 cups water
  • 10 ounces fresh baby spinach
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove finely minced
  • Salt and pepper


For the dressing:

  1. Whisk together all ingredients in a small bowl until well combined.

For the spinach farro:

  1. Bring farro and water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until farro is tender, about 35 to 40 minutes.
  2. In a deep saute pan or skillet over medium heat, add olive oil and minced garlic. Cook for a couple of minutes until the garlic is fragrant and the oil has warmed. Do not brown the garlic or it will become bitter.
  3. Add spinach and toss frequently while cooking. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cook until the spinach is completely wilted, it only takes a few minutes.
  4. Add farro and dressing to the pan. Stir to combine.

Recipe Notes

*If meyer lemons are not available, substitute 3 tablespoons regular fresh lemon juice and 1 tablespoon water.