Roasted Vegetable and Farro Grain Bowl

Grain bowls! I accidentally typed brain bowls. Which could either be totally applicable or totally gross. You decide.

Roasted Vegetable and Farro Grain Bowl / Bev Cooks

I’ve really been getting into bra- ugh, GRAIN bowls lately. Like almost every single DAY for the last two days.

And what’s funny is that I completely forgot about shooting this roasted veggie and farro grain bowl 76 weeks ago, until yesterday when I looked at my calendar for what was coming up today. Isn’t that weird?!

You’re like, you’re weird.

But grain bowls! Let’s get into them more. Like this one.

Roasted Vegetable and Farro Grain Bowl / Bev Cooks

This is more of a dinner bowl, because of all the roastage. There’s a teensy bit of legwork up front, and then it’s all bam bam bam, slop that ish together.

Also, it’s vegetarian! Trying to give you more of that. Trying to give myself more of that. But you can always toss in some diced cooked chicken if ya fancy. You’re still a good person.

Roasted Vegetable and Farro Grain Bowl / Bev Cooks

So in an oven, roast that head of cauliflower. And it doesn’t have to be yellow. It can be purple or green or white. Or even plaid!

You’re like, your face is plaid.

You’ll roast the cauli, the broccoli, and the tomatoes. The cauli for the longest, the brocc for the second longest, and the tomatoes for the third longest. Which . . . is the shortest.

Never mind.

Roasted Vegetable and Farro Grain Bowl / Bev Cooks

Boil some farro! FAH-ROW. (learnt that yesterday.)

Roasted Vegetable and Farro Grain Bowl / Bev Cooks

Toast some coconut! I added coconut because I wanted a smiiiiiidge of sweetness at the end. Plus there’s coconut milk in the dressing, so it sort of ties up all purty-like in your face.

Roasted Vegetable and Farro Grain Bowl / Bev Cooks

Then it’s really just piling it on. Farro, the roasted veggies, some thinly sliced kale (if you can find lacinato, grab it!), the sprouts, roasted ‘maters, and a good drizzle of the coconut harissa dressing.

And the toasted coconut!

And maybe some lime juice.

That’s all she wrote. I mean ate. I mean burped.

Roasted Vegetable and Farro Grain Bowl / Bev Cooks

A) This is FANTASTIC. Filling, flavorful, fun. The dressing’s not really that spicy, but it adds an interesting layer of chile flavor, which I think you’ll freak out over. I did.

B) The warmth of the roasted veggies paired with the cooler, crispier textures of the sprouts and kale are going to take your mouth on a straight-up joy ride.

C) Give me more grain bowl ideas! Of course there’s a good Mexican version with roasted corn, avocado, lots of cilantro and scallions (made that yesterdeee). But I’d love your suggestions for more ancient grain ideas slash flavor fusions!

You know I need these details to thrive in this world.

Roasted Vegetable and Farro Grain Bowl / Bev Cooks

Brain bowls!  I mean grain bowls! Never mind.

Roasted Vegetable and Farro Grain Bowl
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  • 1 head of cauliflower, broken into florets (any color works!)
  • 1 head of broccoli, broken into florets
  • 1 cup farro, boiled until tender
  • About a cup of sprouts
  • Roughly 4 cups thinly sliced kale
  • About two cups cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk (light is fine),
  • 1/4th cup harissa paste
  • A few Tbs. fresh lime juice (to taste)
  • About half a cup of coconut flakes, lightly toasted
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Preheat your oven to 400. Place the cauliflower and broccoli on a large rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with a Tbs. of extra-virgin olive oil, season with salt and roast for 30 minutes. After 30, remove the broccoli. Keep roasting the cauliflower another 30 minutes. When there’s 20 minutes left on the timer, slide the roasting sheet back in, this time with the tomatoes on it. Let them blister and soften for 20.
  2. In a blender or food processor, blend the coconut milk, Harissa paste, lime juice and a pinch of salt. Taste it. Add a bit more salt or lime if it needs! Just get it to where your taste buds to the Electric Slide.
  3. In a large serving bowl or platter, place the farro, the roasted veggies, thinly sliced kale, sprouts, and roasted tomatoes. Top with the toasted coconut and drizzle the whole thing with the coconut Harissa dressing.
  4. Easy! Now devour.
  5. Serves 4.

Roasted Vegetable and Farro Grain Bowl / Bev Cooks

Okay, brain bowls.

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11 Responses to Roasted Vegetable and Farro Grain Bowl

  1. Caitlin March 15, 2018 at 8:36 am #
    This looks so healthily delicious! I'm also a big fan of Greek style bowls, and I'm always a sucker for quinoa.
  2. Deanna March 15, 2018 at 9:43 am #
    My go to is an Asian kale quinoa bowl. Kale, quinoa or brown rice, cucumber, avocado, green onion, chicken (if I have it), cilantro with a soy/sriracha/sesame oil thing as the dressing. I love that it stay s good in the fridge for a few days (I just add fresh avocado as needed).
  3. Emily aka The Three Bite Rule March 15, 2018 at 11:35 am #
    I'm obsessed and am making them non-stop! If I'm chopping for a toddler why not chop everyone's dinner! I've loved/made/blogged Greek-ish ones, Italian-ish ones with meatballs & pesto drizzle and fresh mozz! and a go-to is sausage/apples/arugula/mushrooms/nuts with honey mustard. I did a sweet potato & peanut sauce one that needed more contrast.
  4. Nicole March 15, 2018 at 11:36 am #
    YUM!! I wish I had cool stemy tomatoes like that ?oh well. This looks awesome!! Thanks for sharing a veg recipe!
  5. Christine March 15, 2018 at 4:21 pm #
    I make easy bibimbap all the time which is basically a grain bowl. Brown rice with gojugang, sautéed kale, sautéed mushrooms, kimchee and a fried egg on top. I make it for my 3 year old but leave out the gojugang in her’s and she loves it.
  6. Lauren March 20, 2018 at 5:08 am #
    This looks amazing! We do Mexican bowls and sushi bowls (sushi rice or sometimes brown rice, tuna salad, cucumber, seaweed, toasted seasame seeds, pickled ginger) delish!
  7. sabrina March 24, 2018 at 9:03 am #
    I love these ingredients and never did the research and development to put them into a recipe, so thank you for doing so!
  8. marshal yadav March 30, 2018 at 9:56 am #
    It is like a great game free steam wallet so much the fast play online.
  9. Peyton July 24, 2018 at 10:19 pm #
    Oh my goodness.. made this for dinner tonight. It Is incredible!


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