Italian Herbed Farro Bowls
  • 2cups uncooked farro
  • 6 cups water
  • 3tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 4cloves garlicminced
  • 1 large fennel bulbcut into ⅛-inch slices
  • 2cups ¼-inch carrot slices (3 large carrots)
  • 1cup dry white wine
  • ½teaspoon fennel seedcrushed
  • 1cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • Juice and peel of 1 lemon, divided
  • 1tablespoon dried, mixed Italian herbs
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 (5-ounce) package baby spinach
  • ¼–½teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ¼cup snipped flat-leaf parsley
  • ½cup coarsely chopped almondstoasted
  • ¼cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  1. Rinse farro. In a large saucepan, place farro and water. Water should cover farro. Bring to a boil; then reduce heat and simmer until tender, stirring once or twice, about 30 minutes. Drain excess water.
  2. Meanwhile, in a very large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, heat 1 tablespoon oil. Add garlic and sauté until softened, about 3 minutes. Add another 1 tablespoon oil, along with sliced fennel and carrots. Reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring often, until vegetables are crisp-tender and browned, 10–12 minutes. Remove skillet from heat, and add wine and fennel seed. Return to heat, and cook until almost all the liquid has evaporated and tomatoes are tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in 2 tablespoons lemon juice, lemon peel, Italian herbs, salt and pepper. Remove from heat, and add spinach leaves; toss until spinach is slightly wilted.
  3. To farro, add remaining 1 tablespoon oil, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, red pepper flakes and parsley; toss.
  4. To serve, divide farro mixture among bowls and top with vegetable mixture. Garnish each bowl with almonds and Parmesan.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Italian Herbed Farro Bowls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 112505 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Polyunsaturated Fat 7g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
Sodium 641mg 27%
Total Carbohydrates 66g 22%
Dietary Fiber 14g 56%
Sugars 7g
Protein 16g 32%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

PER SERVING (1½ cups): 505 cal, 21g fat (11g mono, 7g poly, 3g sat), 0mg chol, 641mg sodium, 66g carb (14g fiber, 7g sugars), 16g protein