Summer Farro Salad


Summer Farro Salad is a delicious and easy salad made with hearty and healthful farro, olive oil, lemon juice, zucchini, peas, pesto, and freshly chopped parsley.



1 cup farro

1 teaspoon salt, divided in half

1/8 cup olive oil

1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 cup fresh or frozen peas

1 cup zucchini chopped in small cubes

1/4 cup pesto

1/4 cup finely chopped sweet onion  (optional)

1 tablespoon finely minced fresh parsley

1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper


Prepare Farro

  • Measure 1 cup of farrow and rinse in a colander.
  • Bring to boil two cups of water and a dash of salt in a medium saucepan.
  • Add farro, stir and cover. Reduce heat to a simmer
  • Simmer for 20 minutes until soft and tender.
  • Drain any excess water and then fluff with a fork.

Place cooked farro in a medium-size mixing bowl, add all other ingredients and toss well.



This can be made the day before a party, just allow to come to room temperature before serving.

Keywords: summer farro salad

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