½ cup celery, diced, leaves reserved for garnish ½ cup fennel, diced, fennel fronds reserved for garnish |
BRING the water and salt to a boil over high heat in small saucepan, add the farro verde and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover the pan partially with a lid and simmer until the farro verde is tender, 15 to 20 minutes.
HEAT oil over medium heat in a large sauté pan, while farro is cooking. Add the celery, fennel and red onion, and cook until tender, 7 to 9 minutes.
ADD the cooked farro verde to the sauté pan along with the black pepper, olives and herbs. Season the farro verde mixture with salt and lemon juice. Transfer the farro verde to a serving platter and garnish with the feta cheese, celery leaves and fennel fronds, then serve.