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Farro and purple kale bowl - Super healthy vegetables, filling whole grain farro make a delicious vegetarian and vegan main dish.

Purple Kale Farro Salad Bowl

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  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 50 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 4 1x


The addition of nutrient-packed veggies, like beautiful purple kale and juicy tomatoes, makes this delicious farro salad bowl a healthy and nutritious vegan dish that the entire family will love. It's great served as a main or a side dish, and you can turn the leftovers into another hearty salad to enjoy the next day. Just add some fresh veggies and your favorite dressing and lunch is served!


  • 2 tbsp plus 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup semi-pearled farro, rinsed and drained.  If using whole grain farro see note 1
  • 3/4 plus 1/8 tsp salt, divided
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 6 cups purple kale, stems removed, roughly chopped
  • 2 large Portabella mushroom caps, diced
  • 15 grape tomatoes, sliced in half


  1. Heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil in a medium saucepan with a lid. Add the garlic and cook over medium heat for about for 2 minutes, stirring often
  2. Add the farro and cook over medium-high heat for 3 minutes, stirring often
  3. Add 1 1/2 - 2 cups of water ( depending on cooking instructions on the packaging) and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Bring to a boil, cover the pot, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 25 minutes. Set aside
  4. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet. Add the purple kale and 1/4 teaspoon of salt and sauté for 10 minutes, until soft. Transfer it to a plate and set aside.
  5. Using the same skillet, heat another tablespoon of oil. Add the diced mushrooms and sauté for 6-7 minutes, until all the water has evaporated. Add 1/8 teaspoon of salt and the black pepper
  6. Add the grape tomatoes to the skillet and sauté for 2-4 minutes until soft
  7. Combine the cooked farro, kale, mushrooms and tomatoes in a large bowl and toss well. Serve warm.


  1. If you are using whole grain farro, the ratio of grain to water is 1:3.  1 cup farro for 3 cups of water.  See blog post to find out about the different types of farro.
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove top
  • Cuisine: Healthy / Vegan


  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 275
  • Sugar: 3.6
  • Sodium: 451
  • Fat: 10.8
  • Saturated Fat: 1.4
  • Unsaturated Fat: 8
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 38.6
  • Fiber: 8.5
  • Protein: 9.5
  • Cholesterol: 0

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