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5 from 1 vote

Spring Farro Bowls with Lemon Tahini Dressing

Made with lightly steamed seasonal vegetables, these farro bowls are perfect to prep for lunches or a light and easy dinner. (vegan with gluten-free option)
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Servings: 4 bowls
Calories: 682

Ingredients

For the Bowls

  • 1 cup farro soaked overnight
  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 5 ounces arugula or romaine, spinach, mixed greens
  • 1 cup peas fresh or frozen and defrosted
  • 6 radishes sliced
  • 2 avocados pitted and sliced
  • 1 cup roasted almonds chopped

For the Lemon Tahini Dressing

  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice about 1 lemon
  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
  • pinch of fine sea salt

Instructions

  • Prep the dressing: In a measuring cup or small bowl, combine all of the ingredients for the dressing. Whisk until smooth. Add water a tablespoon at a time as needed to thin or more salt/sweetener as desired. Set aside.
  • Cook the farro: Drain and rinse the farro then transfer to a medium size pot with 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil and cook for 10 to 15 minutes. Cover and steam for another 5 minutes, until farro is soft and all of the water has absorbed. Set aside to cool.
  • Steam the asparagus: Using a steamer basket, bring a pot of water to a boil then place the asparagus inside of the basket. Cover and steam for 4-5 minutes, just until slightly tender but still green and firm. Remove from heat and rinse with cold water. Transfer to a cutting board then cut the asparagus into bite-size pieces.
  • Assemble the bowls: Start by layering the arugula on the bottom then add the steamed asparagus, peas, cooked farro, radishes, avocado and almonds on top. Drizzle with lemon tahini dressing, serve, and enjoy! If preparing in advance, store the dressing separately until ready to serve. The bowls and dressing should keep for up to 4 days when stored in sealed containers in the refrigerator.

Notes

The recipe serves 2 to 4, depending on how much food you eat in one sitting. The nutrition facts are for the entire recipe. If it makes you 2 servings then divide the nutrition facts by 2, and for 4 servings divide the facts by 4. 

Nutrition

Calories: 682kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 31mg | Potassium: 1193mg | Fiber: 22g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1265IU | Vitamin C: 35.7mg | Calcium: 212mg | Iron: 4.8mg