Springtime Pea & Farro Salad with Mint & Feta

Springtime Pea & Farro Salad with Mint & Feta

This Pea & Farro Salad with Mint & Feta is flavorful and delicious! The vibrant green color speaks to the freshness of this springtime side dish.

Springtime Pea & Farro Salad with Mint & Feta

This delicious Pea & Farro Salad can be served hot or cold. I’ve eaten it both ways, and I honestly can’t choose which way I like best. Maybe that’s what I like best… it’s so versatile!

The ingredients I used to make this Pea & Farro Salad are, frozen peas, farro, beef broth (or vegetable broth or water if you’re eating vegetarian), butter, frozen corn, scallions, fresh mint, feta cheese, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, honey, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper.

Springtime Pea & Farro Salad with Mint & Feta

When I originally started making this colorful salad, green peas were the only vegetables I was planning to add. However, when the time came to start adding ingredients to the bowl, a little bell went off in my head telling me to add a touch of yellow in the form of corn kernels to the mix. I probably (subconsciously) did it to pacify my husband who isn’t a huge green pea lover, but I’m glad I did. The corn and the peas work well together, and they play nicely with mint and feta.

Springtime Pea & Farro Salad with Mint & Feta

This Springtime Pea & Farro Salad with Mint and Feta takes about 30 minutes to make from start to finish because that’s roughly the amount of time it takes to cook the farro. To pack more flavor into my farro, I cooked it in beef broth. However, if you’d like to keep this a vegetarian dish, you can easily cook the farro in vegetable stock, or water. 

The tools and kitchen equipment items you’ll need to make this recipe are a medium-sized saucepan with a tight-fitting lid, a medium-sized serving bowl, a small bowl (for mixing the vinaigrette), a strainer (for rinsing the farro), a whisk (or fork) and a mixing spoon.

Making Springtime Pea & Farro Salad with Mint and Feta is fast. Here are the easy steps.

Rinse the uncooked farro well under running water. Add beef stock, veggie stock, OR water to a stockpot along with salt, pepper, and butter. Bring to a simmer. Add the farro to the stockpot. Cover and cook for approximately 30 minutes, or until all the liquid has absorbed and the farro is tender, but with a bite.

Springtime Pea & Farro Salad with Mint and Feta tutorial collage

Place the peas and corn in a large bowl. Stir in the cooked farro.

Springtime Pea & Farro Salad with Mint & Feta Tutorial Collage

In a small bowl whisk together olive oil, Dijon mustard, honey, and apple cider vinegar. Pour the dressing over the farro salad and stir well.

Springtime Pea & Farro Salad with Mint & Feta tutorial collage

Add chopped scallions, feta, and chopped mint. Serve warm, or cold. Your choice.

This Pea & Farro Salad with Mint & Feta is flavorful and delicious! The vibrant green color speaks to the freshness of this springtime side dish. - www.kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

If you don’t cook with farro often, or you’re unfamiliar with it, this recipe for Pea & Farro Salad with Mint and Feta is a good place to start. Farro is an ancient whole grain with a mildly chewy texture, much like barley. Farro is a great source of iron and is extremely high in fiber. It is almost 100% fat-free and it’s 100% cholesterol free which makes farro a great choice for a heart-healthy diet.

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Springtime Pea & Farro Salad with Mint & Feta
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Pea & Farro Salad with Mint & Feta is flavorful and delicious! The vibrant green color speaks to the freshness of this springtime side dish.
Course: Side Dish
Author: Renée - Kudos Kitchen
Ingredients
  • cups farro
  • cups beef broth vegetable broth OR water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • teaspoons coarse salt divided
  • 3/4 teaspoons pepper divided
  • 1 bag 16 ounces frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 bag 8 ounces frozen corn, thawed
  • ¼ cup chopped scallions
  • 3 tablespoons chopped mint
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
Instructions
  1. Rinse the uncooked farro under running water.
  2. In a medium stockpot, bring the broth (or water), butter, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper to a simmer.
  3. Add the rinsed farro to the stockpot and cover.
  4. Simmer the farro for approximately 30 minutes (or until all the liquid is absorbed).
  5. Meanwhile, add the thawed peas and corn to a large bowl.
  6. Add the cooked farro to the peas and corn.
  7. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, apple cider vinegar, honey, and Dijon.
  8. Pour the vinaigrette over the farro and pea salad and stir well.
  9. Season with the remaining salt and pepper.
  10. Stir in the chopped scallions, mint, and feta cheese.
  11. Serve warm or chilled.
Recipe Notes

Tools and equipment:

strainer
medium saucepan with lid
wooden spoon
measuring spoons
measuring cups
large bowl
small bowl whisk
chef's knife and cutting board

For other farro and oats and grain recipes I’ve shared in the past, please click on the following titles for:

Baked Farro with Butternut Squash, Bacon & Brussels Sprouts

Farro and Onion Casserole

Oats & Grains Recipe Roundup for Friday’s Featured Foodie Feastings

This Pea & Farro Salad with Mint & Feta is flavorful and delicious! The vibrant green color speaks to the freshness of this springtime side dish. - www.kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

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