During the blustery winter months, it’s always nice to serve salads with a warming element. Here, oven-roasted plant-based meatballs, tender farro, and oh-so-sweet sautéed tomatoes give this meal in a bowl star power. It’s a family meal that’s healthy, colorful, and satisfying. Instead of farro, you can use your favorite cooked grain, such as quinoa. Or leave the whole grains out altogether and serve with toasted pita bread. It’s also possible to make meatballs with ground beef, pork, or chicken.
Raise a toast
To add more flavor to your salad grains, you can toast them first. Simply heat 2 tsp oil in heavy-bottomed saucepan and add farro grains. Heat, stirring a few times, until grains darken a few shades and smell a bit like toasted nuts.