Farro is an heirloom grain, a member of the wheat family that is organically grown in Italy. It pairs with roasted tomatoes in this fat-free, whole grain vegan recipe. Serve with Vegan Cream of Broccoli Soup or Spiced Carrot Soup for a healthy, satisfying dinner.
MEDIUM Servings: 4 Ready In: 30 minutes
1 cup farro
1 pint cherry tomatoes
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
Pin it, Share It
Gather ingredients. Preheat oven to 425F
To roast the Tomatoes: Place the tomatoes in a baking dish with a couple tablespoons of water.
Roast at 425 F for 20-25 minutes, until they burst and start to brown.
To cook the Farro: Place farro in a pot with 2 cups of water.
Cover, bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer.
Cook faro until it "bursts" and is tender, about 20 minutes.
Drain off any excess water.
To make the Salad: When tomatoes are done, remove from the oven.
Combine tomatoes with cooked farro, basil, parsley, nutritional yeast, salt, and pepper.
Serve warm or at room temperature.
Chef's Tips: Farro is a whole grain, providing ample fiber and protein. It is a member of the wheat family, though, so if you're avoiding gluten, swap it out for a wild rice blend, quinoa, or brown lentils.
Yield: 6 cups
Serving size: 1/4 of a recipe (about 1 1/2 cups)
Calories From Fat (7%) 5.83
% Daily Value
Total Fat 0.67g 1%
Saturated Fat 0.02g <1%
Omega-3 Fatty Acids g
Omega-6 Fatty Acids g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 153.47mg 6%
Potassium 199.95mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 14.37g 5%
Fiber 4.28g 17%
Protein 4.8g 10%
Calcium 12.61mg 1%
Iron 17.57mg 98%
Vitamin A 936.97IU 19%
Vitamin C 1917.91mg 3197