Mediterranean Farro Bowl

Here’s a festive Mediterranean bowl chock full of some of our favorite sun-kissed foods! Farro, sundried tomatoes, Kalamata olives, shallots, basil, artichoke hearts, garbanzo beans, feta cheese, and pine nuts tossed together in a lemon vinaigrette! This is our happy food place – whole grains and all of the delicious flavors of a Mediterranean diet!

Bowls are trendy, but also a sensible way to combine all sorts of your favorite ingredients into one dish that can be a complete and colorful meal! It’s hard to find a menu these days that doesn’t offer a “bowl” section. I probably would have called this dish a salad a few years ago, but with the major push toward bowls, it’s a bowl now! I mean they’re both still just a bunch of healthy and delicious ingredients tossed together, right? 

Beautiful fresh ingredients come together in this hearty and tasty grain bowl.
5 from 1 vote

Mediterranean Farro Bowl

Mediterranean farro bowl: farro tossed with kalamata olives, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh cherry tomatoes, marinated artichoke hearts, garbanzo beans, feta cheese, basil and pine nuts dressed in a red wine and lemon vinaigrette.
Servings 4 Meal Sized Bowls
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 20 mins

Ingredients

Mediterranean Farro Bowl

  • 4-5 cups cooked farro
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 shallots chopped or thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup Kalamata olives coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes drained of oil (if packed in oil), and cut into julienne strips
  • 2 tablespoons julienned basil thin strips
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 10-15 cherry tomatoes quartered
  • 4 oz. feta cheese cubed or crumbled
  • 6 marinated artichoke hearts drained and chopped
  • 1/2 cup garbanzo beans
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Dressing:

  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • Juice of one-half lemon
  • Garnishes:
  • Basil
  • Extra pine nuts
  • Grated Parmesan

Garnishes

  • Basil 
  • Extra pine nuts
  • Grated Parmesan

Instructions

  • Cook farro according to the directions on your package. Cool completely and place into a large bowl.
  • Cook shallots with olive oil in a saute pan over medium heat until translucent and just beginning to turn golden-brown.
  • Cool and add to farro in the bowl.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and toss them together with the dressing.
  • Garnish with extra pine nuts, basil, and grated Parmesan. Can be served warm or at room temp.  If you serve it hot or warm, reheat it in a 350 F oven for about 25 minutes. 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: farro, grains, Kalamata olives, sundried tomatoes, vegetarian recipes

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  1. 5 stars
    This combo sounds so refreshing and soooo perfect! I love farro and know that this mediterranean combo must be a winner.

    1. Mediterranean cuisine encompasses so many different countries from Spain, Algeria, and Morocco to Israel, Lebanon, and Turkey, not to mention so many others! We love them all and the sun-kissed flavors from all of these regions combine to create the most delectable dishes!

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