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Harvest Grain Bowl with Hearty Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Harvest bowls are a perfect go-to meal prep because you can prepare them ahead of time. Not only that, but they are a delicious combination of whole foods and easy to customize with your favorite foods or the ingredients you have on hand. Try harvest bowls to serve a group, or make for yourself and enjoy the leftovers throughout the week!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple cider vinegar, fall meals, grain bowls
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 281kcal
Author: Lindsay Hodgson

Equipment

  • chef's knife
  • cutting board
  • vegetable peeler
  • sheet pan
  • medium saucepan
  • salad bowl

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dry whole farro
  • 1 15oz can garbanzo beans
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1/2 whole yellow onion
  • 3 cups baby spinach
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds optional
  • 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • Hearty Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Instructions

Prepare the Farro

  • Rinse the dry farro in a strainer.
    Fill a medium saucepan ⅔ full with water, add a pinch of salt, and bring the water to a boil.
    Add the dry farro and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook the farro for about 35-40 minutes until farro is tender and chewy.
    Strain the farro and place on a large plate to cool.

Prepare the Vegetables

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
    As the farro is simmering, prep and cook the vegetables.
    Rinse and drain the garbanzo beans. Wash the carrot, and peel the carrot in long ribbons using a vegetable peeler. Dice the onion.
    Place the garbanzo beans, carrot ribbons, and diced onion on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil. Toss the vegetables with salt, pepper, and cumin.
    Roast for 20 minutes. Garbanzo beans should look slightly crispy and golden brown and onions should look translucent.
    Let the vegetables cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Assemble and Serve

  • In a large bowl, add the farro, roasted vegetables, spinach, and Hearty Apple Cider Vinaigrette. Gently toss everything together.
    Top with pumpkin seeds and/or goat cheese if desired.
    OR, serve your own individual bowl by plating your portion of grain, vegetables, spinach, and vinaigrette and then save the leftovers for the rest of the week.

Nutrition

Calories: 281kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 233mg | Potassium: 366mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 5279IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 3mg
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