Toasted Farro With Roasted Vegetables and Fennel

Toasted Farro With Roasted Vegetables and Fennel Photo: Jonny Valiant; Stylist: Alistair Turnball/Pat Bates and Associates


  • 1 1/2 cups dried farro
  • 1 (12-ounce) jar roasted bell peppers, thinly sliced, 3 tablespoons of liquid reserved
  • 2 tablespoons sherry or red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Cooking spray
  • 3 small zucchini, thinly sliced lengthwise (about 12 ounces)
  • 1 fennel bulb, thinly sliced (reserve a few fronds for garnish)
  • 1 (15-ounce) can butter beans, rinsed, drained
  • 2 ounces thinly sliced Parmesan


1. In a large skillet, toast the farro over medium-high heat. Shake the skillet occasionally, until the farro is aromatic and slightly golden (about 2 minutes).

2. Transfer the toasted farro to a medium saucepan. Cover with 1 inch of water; bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, and cook, uncovered, until farro is tender (20-25 minutes). Drain farro, and transfer to a large serving platter to cool at room temperature.

3. In a small bowl, combine the reserved roasted bell pepper liquid, vinegar, olive oil, salt, and black pepper; stir well with a whisk. Set the vinaigrette aside.

4. Preheat a grill to medium-high. Grill the zucchini slices until tender (about 2 minutes per side); transfer to platter with the farro.

5. Arrange butter beans and roasted bell peppers over farro; drizzle with vinaigrette.

6. Sprinkle the farro and vegetables with sliced fennel and fronds and Parmesan cheese; drizzle with more vinaigrette as desired. Serve at room temperature.

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  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: 2 1/2 cups)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 480
Fat per serving: 14.9g
Saturated fat per serving: 4g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 8.5g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 1.7g
Protein per serving: 22g
Carbohydrate per serving: 67g
Fiber per serving: 11g
Cholesterol per serving: 10mg
Iron per serving: 4mg
Sodium per serving: 737mg
Calcium per serving: 291mg

Good to Know

Each serving of this delicious meal is only 480 calories, and contains potassium, fiber, and Vitamin C. Legumes like butter beans are a great source of protein for vegetarians.



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