Snap-Pea Grain Salad

snap-pea grain salad
Photo: Nico Schinco
Total Time:
15 mins

Hearty but also sweet and springlike, snap peas give this quick salad color and crunch, mint brings a lively fresh flavor, and farro—or your other favorite whole grain— brings heft. A lemon-Dijon dressing ties it all together deliciously.


  • ½ teaspoon grated lemon zest, plus 2 tablespoons fresh juice

  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 12 ounces sugar-snap peas, trimmed and thinly sliced

  • 2 celery stalks, trimmed and thinly sliced

  • 1 ½ cups cooked farro or other whole grain, such as brown rice or quinoa

  • cup packed small fresh mint leaves (or larger leaves, torn), plus more for serving

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together lemon zest and juice, mustard, and oil. Add peas, celery, farro, and mint; toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper and serve, with more mint.

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