Farro is loaded with vitamins and nutrients. It is rich in fiber and antioxidants. It has low calories and low fat content yet it is surprisingly filling. Farro adds substance to any meal you make with it. It also pairs well with almost all of your favorite vegetables! Check out these farro recipes from the Food Monster App and we promise you will not be disappointed!
1. Lemon-Ginger Farro Salad With Pomegranate and Pistachios
This Lemon-Ginger Farro Salad with Pomegranate and Pistachios by Jackie Newgent is filling, seasonal, and so fresh tasting! It has healthy fats and protein from the pistachios that will keep you going for a while. It also has fresh mint and lemon juice that keeps it tasting light and fresh!
2. Grapefruit Grain Salad with Roasted Chickpeas
This unique grain salad combines a farro base with fresh radishes and cilantro, as well as grapefruit-roasted chickpeas and a grapefruit vinaigrette!Besides being the prettiest color, grapefruits add a lot of versatility to any dish. Not only are they great in desserts, but they also work so well in savory dishes. This Grapefruit Grain Salad with Roasted Chickpeas by Medha Swaminathan incorporates fresh grapefruit in the dressing, a simple citrusy vinaigrette made with only three ingredients. The vinaigrette is used to marinate the roasted chickpeas and also drizzled over the salad, to keep the grapefruit flavor present throughout. The base for this grapefruit grain salad is farro and cilantro. The ratio of herbs and grains makes this salad a bit like a tabbouleh.
3. Farro Risotto
Source: Farro Risotto
Farro is a grain that I crave when my energy is low. It looks like a cross between brown rice and barley and has a nutty taste and a chewy texture. The grain is a complex carbohydrate and a healthy substitute for rice or pasta. It’s high in fiber and protein and a good source of magnesium, manganese, zinc and iron. It’s also an excellent source of B Vitamins and it helps boost your immune system, regulate blood sugar levels, and lower cholesterol. Move aside, quinoa, farro is the super hero grain! This Farro Risotto by Julie Zimmer is incredible!
4. Farro and Mushroom Stuffed Squash
This Farro and Mushroom Stuffed Squash recipe by Lilia Jankowska is simple, healthy, and tasty. You’ll fill your squash with farro, onions, mushrooms, cheddar, and onion. Then, finish the dish off with a little garlic and thyme. You’re left with a dinner that is light, delicious, and satisfying.
5. Turmeric Farro With Roasted Vegetables
6. Farro Risotto
Source: Farro Risotto
Farro is an excellent source of plant-based protein, several B vitamins, and numerous dietary minerals. It is also rich in dietary fiber, low-fat, and can be used in salads, soups, and stews. It gives this Farro Risotto by Kristina Jug & Mitja Bezenšek a more chewy texture and a nutty flavor that is incredible!
7. Farro Mujadara: Middle Eastern Lentils and Grains
Source: Farro Mujadara
Mujadara is a Middle Eastern dish consisting of lentils cooked with rice and combined with caramelized onions. Instead of rice, this recipe uses farro, which provides a nutty flavor and slightly chewy texture. This is a quick, easy, and budget-friendly Farro Mujadara recipe by Medha Swaminathan for comfort food that will sustain your soul as well as your body. The hearty mixture of lentils and farrow is complimented nicely by the onions. All in all, it’s the simple things in life that are the best, and this dish is no exception.
8. Slow Roasted Leeks With Toasted Grains and Pesto
A big grain bowl perfect to kick off this spring season. You’ll love the nutty farro combined with the sweet, slow-roasted leeks. Leeks don’t always get to be the centerpiece of your dish, but in the spring months when they are thin and tender and such a beautiful green, they are worth the spotlight. Here, roasted leeks and toasted grains are served with a spicy, nutty walnut cauliflower pesto. Leftovers make a great lunch the next day and the pesto can be kept covered in the fridge for a few days. This Slow Roasted Leeks with Toasted Grains and Pesto by Jodi Kay is amazing.
9. Breakfast Farro With Cinnamon-Roasted Apples
This Breakfast Farro with Cinnamon-Roasted Apples by Elsa Brobbey is a nice alternative to oatmeal if you love toasty hot cereals for breakfast. An ancient grain from the wheat family, farro is nuttier than the common wheat, chewy and slightly sweet – making it ideal for this tasty breakfast. Baked apples add a warm touch, topped with cashews and pomegranate; it’s fruity, chewy and delightful.
10. Black Bean Farro Burger
Source: Black Bean Farro Burger
The texture of farro makes it the perfect base for a veggie burger. Paired with black beans, onions, BBQ sauce, and seasoning, this burger is simple, very satisfying, super filling. To take this burger up a notch, serve it with a creamy, spicy slaw on top or on the side. This Black Bean Farro Burger by Celeste Meredith is scrumptious.
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Lead Image Source: Slow Roasted Leeks with Toasted Grains and Pesto