A few months ago I had a delicious meal at Bravo!  The Crispy Mahi Mahi Wrap.  It had jicama which I’ve never seen on a menu before, but have been eating since I was a kid (thanks, Grandma Mary!) and farro, which I’d never tried before.  It was fantastic!  Since then I’ve seen farro mentioned here and there, but I’ve not had it again, nor did I know how to prepare it.  Joanna and I were cruising through Trader Joe’s one morning and I spotting a bag of farro, so I picked it up.  It had a recipe on the side, so I figured that was a good place to start!

TJ's Farro

I knew I had everything else I needed, but the sausages so I picked those up while we were there, too.

TJ's Farro

The original recipe says to remove the sausage casing and crumble, but my sausage didn’t have a casing and didn’t crumble well, so I just sliced it into bite size pieces.  And once I got slicing the 3 sausages it called for didn’t seem like enough for my carnivore hubby, so I added all 5.  And it didn’t say what type of apple to use, but I had Golden Delicious on hand and they were small, so I used two.

This meal comes together so quick!  I love it!  It’s a perfect weeknight meal.

Farro with Sausage and Apples - www.whatdoesshedoallday.comIt looks bland, but it sure doesn’t taste bland!  I’m not a spicy fan and neither is my breastfeeding baby, so I didn’t put the red pepper in the whole batch.

It received the hubby stamp of approval, so this one is a keeper!

Farro with Sausage and Apples - www.whatdoesshedoallday.com


Farro with Sausage and Apples


  • 8 oz farro, cooked according to package directions
  • 5 Sweet Italian Chicken Sausages, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 large (or 2 small) apple, diced
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • red pepper flakes, to taste


  1. In a large skillet over high heat, brown sausage, about 5 minutes.
  2. Remove sausage and set aside.
  3. Add butter to skillet and melt. Add onion garlic and apple; saute until tender about 5 minutes.
  4. Add farro and sausage back to skillet and season to taste with salt, pepper, and red pepper.
  5. Stir until warmed through, about 1 to 2 minutes.


Adapted from Trader Joe's



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