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One-Pot Tomato and Spinach Farro

Easy one-pot recipe that is full of flavor!

Course Main Dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 3 -4 people


  • 2 cups semi-pearled farro or quick-cooking farro or under 30 minute farro. I found mine in the pasta section at Trader Joes
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • 1 lb cherry tomatoes halved or full-size tomatoes, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • Two dashes red pepper flakes
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 cups chopped baby spinach loosely packed


  1. In a large saucepan, put the farro and the water in to soak while you prep the other ingredients. Add all of the other ingredients except the spinach as you go.
  2. Turn the heat on to medium. Set the timer for 30 minutes.
  3. Let the mixture come to a boil (you don't need to cover the pot) and then reduce heat to medium-low and let simmer until the timer goes off.
  4. Remove from heat, stir, and add baby spinach. Stir and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

(adapted from Smitten Kitchen)