Vegetarian Italian Faro Bowl

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As a vegetarian I’m always looking for creative ways to get in protein and veggies. I recently went to a new restaurant here in Detroit and tried a farro breakfast bowl. My mind was blown. How had I not heard of or cooked with this little grain? I immediately had to buy some. I was making some Italian soup around the same time, so I modified the recipe to make my very own Italian Farro Bowl. This was great for dinner, but even better the next day for my lunch. The possibilities are endless with modifications too!

Why Faro?

1 // Faro is nutrient rich. It’s high in protein (about 7g per 1/4 cup) and is high in nutrients like magnesium, zinc and some B vitamins.

2 // Faro is high in fiber, similar to quinoa, but unlike other grains such as brown rice and pasta.

3 // It contains antioxidants.

Now on to the good stuff, how to make this amazing recipe.

the body book - the longevity book - cameron diaz

the body book - the longevity book - cameron diaz

Italian Faro Bowl


  • Olive oil or coconut oil for pan
  • 1 serving of faro per package instructions
  • 1/2 white or red onion
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 stalks of celery, diced
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 (15 oz.) can black beans
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 1 yellow squash diced
  • 2 cups of kale or spinach
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parmesan (optional)


Cook faro to package instructions, while the faro is cooking start chopping all of your veggies.

Heat oil in a large frying pan or wok over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and sauté for a couple minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add carrots, celery, tomatoes and beans and cook until carrots and celery start to get tender (about 8-10 minutes).

Throw in the zucchini, yellow squash and kale last. Cook to desired tenderness. Top with salt and pepper.

At the bottom of your bowl put the cooked faro then top with your veggie mix! Add fresh parmesan to the top if so desired.


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Try more of our heart vegetarian recipes: Roasted Cauliflower Steak with Green Drean Chimichurri, Crispy Green Goddess Falafel, and Spiced Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl

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