Farro Salad with Tomato and Basil from completelydelicious.com

Apparently there is some confusion over exactly what farro is. But to try to sum up, it is an ancient grain made from certain cereal wheat species. Similar to pasta, it is boiled in salted water before eaten, and it has a characteristic nutty flavor and chewy texture.

You can find it next to other grains like rice in a well-stocked grocery store. Look for a semi-pearled variety, which has had the bran removed to make for quicker cooking. Whole grain farro requires soaking overnight.