Summer Pea, Watermelon and Farro Salad

  • 1 cup uncooked farro or wheat berries
  • 1 cup green peas
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup cubed watermelon
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/3 cup shaved fresh pecorino Romano cheese
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.
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.  Combine farro mixture, 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. 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 and enjoy!