Farro Salad with Peas, Pancetta, and Radishes

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Farro Salad with Peas, Pancetta, and RadishesRecipe

Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Linda Hirst

Toss farro with a radish mixture, peas, pancetta, arugula, and more to make this salad. 

Makes 4 servings


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1 cup pearled farro
1 1/4 teaspoons salt, divided
4 ounces finely chopped pancetta
1 1/2 cups radishes, trimmed and cut into wedges
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 tablespoon honey
1 cup frozen peas, thawed
1 packed cup baby arugula leaves
1/4 cup torn fresh mint
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Hands-on: 30 Minutes
Total: 30 Minutes

1. Bring 3 cups water to a boil in a large saucepan. Stir in farro and 1 teaspoon salt; cover and simmer 15 minutes or until just tender, stirring occasionally. Drain; transfer farro to a large bowl.

2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat; add pancetta. Cook about 3 minutes or until browned. Remove pancetta from pan with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Reserve 1 tablespoon drippings in pan; discard remaining drippings. Return pan to medium-high heat. Add radishes; sauté 3 to 4 minutes or until crisp-tender.

3. Remove pan from heat. Stir in lemon juice, oil, and honey. Pour radish mixture over farro; toss to coat. Add half of reserved pancetta, peas, arugula, mint, pepper, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt; toss gently to combine. Top evenly with remaining pancetta.

Created date

August 2015