Spring Veggie Bowl


Posted: April 8

Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 5 servings

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Spring calls for fresh garden flavors and refreshing meals! The Spring Veggie Bowl combines leafy, crunchy, green veggies with perfectly cooked nutty farro and tangy vinegar for a hearty and healthy lunch or dinner. Add in some sweet and creamy goat cheese crumbles and a juicy red beet and you have a meal that evokes the sunshine of a spring morning. The Spring Veggie Bowl combines the best of salads with the best of rice meals and makes something better than both.


Ingredients

• 1 1/2 cups farro, uncooked • 3 cups water • 2 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt, divided • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar or white wine vinegar • 1/2 cup beet greens or arugula, roughly chopped • 1/4 cup English peas, blanched • 2 baby carrots, thinly sliced • 1 green onion, thinly sliced • 1 stalk celery, thinly sliced • 1 small red beet, peeled and thinly sliced • 2 ounces goat cheese, crumbled • black pepper, optional, to taste • 1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped

Directions

Step 1

Combine the farro, water, and 3/4 teaspoon salt in a small saucepan over medium-low heat.

Step 2

Cover and cook until the farro becomes tender, about 25 minutes.

Step 3

Place the farro in a strainer and drain well.

Step 4

Place the hot farro in a large bowl.

Step 5

Add the remaining salt, oil, vinegar, greens, peas, carrots, onion, celery, and beet, stirring gently to combine.

Step 6

Top with the cheese and black pepper.

Step 7

Garnish with parsley and serve!


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