Mixed Vegetable and Farro Soup

Serving Size: 6
Prep Time:
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  • 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp thinly sliced basil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1.5 cup frozen peas
  • 2 large carrots, halved lengthwise and sliced crosswise 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 Can 15-ounce borlotti or pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 Quart water
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 cup farro or wheat berries
  • 1 medium leek, white and pale green parts only thinly sliced
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 celery ribs, thinly sliced
  • Juniper Grissini


  1. In an enameled cast-iron casserole, heat the oil. Add the celery, onion and leek and cook over moderately high heat, stirring a few times, until softened, 5 minutes. Add the farro and tomato paste and cook, stirring, until the grains are coated and shiny, 30 seconds. Add 1 quart of the water and the beans and bring to a boil. Simmer over low heat for 30 minutes. Add the carrots and the remaining 1 quart of water. Cover and cook over low heat until the carrots are tender, 30 minutes. Add the peas, cover and cook until tender, 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, top with the basil and serve with Juniper Grissini.

Recipe Credit: Mario Batali
Image Credit: Con Poulos