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Lemony Kale & Artichoke Farro

Lemony Kale & Artichoke Farro

  • Author: Molly
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


This lemony kale and artichoke farro is a vegetarian meal that is packed with fiber, protein, and delicious taste. It’s also easily made vegan!



For the Farro:

  • 1 cup farro, rinsed
  • 3 cups vegetable stock or water (or a combo of the two)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

For the Kale & Artichokes:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 head lacinato kale, stemmed and chopped
  • 1 bag frozen artichoke hearts, defrosted
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (or to taste)
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

For the Lemon VInaigrette:

  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Parmesan shavings, for serving

Fresh parsley or basil, for serving


For the Farro:

  1. Place the farro, stock/water, and salt in a pot and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  2. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 25-30 minutes, or until the farro is tender.
  3. Drain and set aside

For the Kale & Artichokes:

  1. While the farro is cooking, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the diced onion and cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic, red pepper flake, salt, and pepper and cook for a couple minutes more.
  4. Add the kale and artichoke hearts to the pan and toss well to mix. Cook over medium heat for 5-7 minutes or until the kale is wilted and tender.
  5. Add the cooked and drained farro to the skillet and toss to combine.

For the Lemon Vinaigrette:

  1. Whisk together the ingredients in a bowl and season, to taste, with salt and pepper.
  2. Pour the vinaigrette over the farro mixture in the skillet and stir to combine.

To Serve:

Serve the farro mixture on plates or in bowls and garnish with parmesan shavings and a sprinkling of fresh herbs. Serve immediately.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Category: vegetarian

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