I just realized that I haven’t posted a recipe in a little while, and after making this recently, I knew that it was SOO good that I needed to share it! My favorites recipes are one’s that not only taste delicious, but have healthy ingredients, and MAJOR points if the kiddos love it too! This is one of those dishes! It truly is so simple to make, and absolutely delicious.
The farro bowl recipe that I am going to share with you is from HelloFresh! Over the last three years that I have been getting their boxes, I have tried so many new foods and recipes, and I like to think that it has made me a pretty darn good chef! I know you guys see me post myself cooking on my stories often, and I love it!! I honestly give credit for a lot of my cooking abilities to HelloFresh! It has taught me to try new techniques (with easy to follow instructions) and over time, I really have become a home chef instead of just a professional pasta boiler. Ha! One of my favorite parts about HelloFresh is that they have such a large variety of recipes that you get to choose from each week! If you click here, you can see the recipes that are being offered for the upcoming week (which includes one of my other favorites recipes, the Harissa Sweet Potato Pockets).
There are also a variety of plans that you can choose between, like a family plan, the classic plan, or the veggie plan – which is what we do! As you guys know I don’t eat meat, and the veggie plan truly allows me to try new recipes all the time so that we don’t get bored with what we are eating! Plus, I love creating their dishes again and again, and this one has become one of my favorites!! Anyways, if you want to try it out too, I have a code that will get you $80 off of your first month! Just put in the code ALILUVS80 upon checkout.
Time to for the recipe!! I hadn’t been cooking with farro all that often, but after making this dish, I can’t wait to make it more. Molly and Riley both loved it!!! The farro is packed with fiber (helps to make everyone more regular, Ha!) and I also chop up tiny pieces of the veggies to mix with the kiddos farro as well!
¾ cup farro
2 packets of veggie stock concentrate
6 ounces of asparagus
1 yellow onion
2 cloves of garlic
¼ cup of parmesan cheese
1 ounce walnuts
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon of butter
salt and pepper to taste
You will also need a medium stock pot, a zester, a large pan, and a strainer.
How to Make The Gorgeous Greens Farro Bowl
I have added a few “kid friendly modifications” in the instructions, if yours are young like mine!
Step 1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Combine farro, stock concentrates, and 3½ cups water in a medium pot. Bring to a boil and cook until farro is tender, 30-35 minutes total. TIP: If water evaporates before farro is cooked, add a splash more.
Step 2. Wash and dry all produce. Trim and discard bottom woody ends of asparagus. Cut off fuzzy tips and set aside. Chop stalks into ½-inch pieces. Slice zucchini into thin rounds. Mince or grate garlic. Halve, peel, and finely dice onion. Zest, then halve lemon. **Kid Friendly Modification: During step 2, I also finely chop up a small amount of the zucchini, asparagus and onion to add to theirs, but continue the rest of the process the same.
Step 3. Toss asparagus tips, zucchini, and a large drizzle of olive oil on a baking sheet. Season generously with salt and pepper. Roast in oven until nicely browned, 15-20 minutes, tossing halfway through. **Kid Friendly Modification: Include the super small kiddo pieces of zucchini and asparagus on the baking sheet, but make sure to check it after about 5 minutes and remove if they are fully cooked.
Step 4. Meanwhile, heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, tossing frequently, until soft and translucent, 3-4 minutes. Add garlic and cook, tossing, until fragrant, another minute.
Step 5. Stir asparagus stalk pieces into pot with farro about 5 minutes before farro is done (grains should be just shy of al dente). Drain once both are tender, then add to pan with onion and garlic. Stir in juice of one lemon half, half the lemon zest, half the Parmesan, and 1 TBSP butter. Season with salt and pepper. **Kid Friendly Modification: Before stirring veggies into farro, separate a small amount of the farro for the kids into a bowl, and add their veggies and a little bit of the onion and parmesan!
Step 6. Divide farro mixture between bowls. Top with zucchini and asparagus tips. Sprinkle with remaining lemon zest, walnuts, and remaining Parmesan. Cut any remaining lemon into wedges and serve on the side.
And just like that, you will have some delicious Gorgeous Green Farro Bowls from the HelloFresh recipe! It only takes about 40 minutes to make from start to finish, and it’s something the whole family can enjoy! If you would want to try it with meat, I also think adding salmon to it could be yummy. If you want to give HelloFresh a try, I currently have a code to get you $80 off your first month with code: ALILUVS80. Let me know what you think of this recipe in the comments below, especially if you make it! Or let me know if there are any other foods or recipes that you like to make that are super easy, and good for both parents and small children! I’d love to try some of them!
Oh my gosh you guys I am dying laughing right now because I just realized that I left the zucchini in the oven and forget to add it to the dish! So it’s missing from these photos!!!! Hello mom brain! No wonder I need Hellofresh. I can barely function with it, nevermind without it! Ha! It looks and tastes even more tasty with the zucchini on top!