I can't lie — when I set out to make this recipe, I wasn't exactly sure what I was doing or how it would turn out. And I'll tell you this, it came out spectacularly. Granted, this is a simple dish, but the nuttiness of the farro, cooled down, paired wonderfully with ribbons of spinach and the creaminess of the cheese.

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound farro pasta, cooked and cooled
  • 2 Cup spinach, stems removed and cut into thin ribbons
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 Cup grape tomatoes, sliced in half lengthwise
  • juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 3 1/2 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • fresh ricotta, to taste

Preparation

Step 1

Place the farro in a large serving bowl. Add the spinach, scallions, tomatoes, and then dress with the lemon juice, zest, and olive oil.

Step 2

Season with salt and pepper, tossing to combine and re-seasoning as needed.

Step 3

Top with ricotta cheese, roughly 3/4 tablespoon per serving and enjoy!