If you’re new to farro, this Mediterranean Farro Bowl with Yogurt Dill Sauce is the perfect dish for you to try a “new to you” grain. One serving of farro will give you 5 grams of fiber and 5 grams of protein. Farro is a staple grain of Mediterranean cooking, so you can’t go wrong if you’re currently trying to eat a Med Diet.
The vegetables in this dish are transformed when you roast them. If you haven’t tried roasting peppers and onions, you are missing out – well, not anymore, because you are going to make this and love it!
It’s veg heavy, which is what you should be looking for if you want more health in your diet. I’ll admit it can be really challenging to increase vegetables during the day – raw is not always appetizing. If you need to amp up the veggies in your diet, roasting is the way to go.
You can also control the salt in this. Keep the salt in the yogurt sauce, but the salt at the end is totally optional. I love a little salt on my roasted veggies, so if you can, leave it in. If not, you’ll get a little of that salty flavor from the feta cheese.
This is also an easy meal to stretch – just add more of everything. Want more vegetables? Roast more. Want to add a little grilled chicken? Go for it. Although I challenge you to eat meat-free every once in a while – you’ll really feel good – I promise.
Not sure your kids are going to be on board with this? Turn it into a bar meal. Put everything out and let everyone choose their own toppings. Set your ground rules – like “you must choose 3 veggies with your grain” – not on the farro train yet? You can do brown rice or quinoa – both perfectly acceptable and easy substitutes for farro.
Try this and let me know how you like it!