I just made my first batch of this Recipe. I used Locally Grown Wheat Berries and they only took 22 minutes to cook. Then I turned off the Gas Heat and Tossed in my Fresh Shucked Peas (since I want my Peas to be crisp). I just placed this into a Container and into the Fridge for Cooling and Flavor Melding. Next I will Cube up my Fresh Watermelon, and Toss it with the 1/3 Cup of Dried Parsley (since I don't have enough Fresh Parsley growing right now to make a Cup), and Combine this into the Wheat Berries Mixture. The Fresh Wheat Berries are very flavorful and a must! Also, I plan on using an Extra Aged Parmesan Cheese to Top it off.
Summer Pea, Watermelon, and Farro Salad
This unusual yet delicious combination of flavors makes a good substitute for traditional pasta salad at your next cookout.
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Total: 32 Minutes
- Calories: 188
- Fat: 4.2g
- Saturated fat: 1.9g
- Monounsaturated fat: 0.9g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 0.2g
- Protein: 10g
- Carbohydrate: 35.5g
- Fiber: 6g
- Cholesterol: 11.1mg
- Iron: 1.7mg
- Sodium: 433mg
- Calcium: 146mg
- 1 cup uncooked farro or wheat berries
- 1 cup shelled green peas (about 3/4 pound unshelled)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 cup cubed seeded watermelon
- 1 cup coarsely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
- 1/3 cup (1 1/2 ounces) shaved fresh pecorino Romano cheese
- 1. Place farro in a large saucepan, and cover with water to 2 inches above farro. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 23 minutes or until desired degree of doneness.
- 2. Add green peas to pan with farro, and cook for 2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and rinse farro mixture with cold water; drain.
- 3. Combine farro mixture, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper in a large bowl. Add the watermelon cubes and 1 cup chopped parsley, and toss gently to combine. Top salad with Romano cheese.
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