Farro & Vegetable Bowls with Lemon-Shallot Herb Sauce


These hearty grain bowls make the perfect lunch or dinner. You can use any assortment of roasted vegetables you like. The herb sauce adds brightness, while chopped pistachios provide crunch. Use any leftover sauce as a spread on a sandwich or drizzle over fried eggs.

Farro & Vegetable Bowls with Lemon-Shallot Herb Sauce
Photo: Photographer: Greg DuPree, Food Stylist: Martgaret Dickey Prop Stylist: Kay Clarke
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • ¾ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 small shallot, chopped

  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped

  • ½ cup fresh cilantro

  • ¼ cup fresh dill

  • ¼ cup fresh flat-leaf parsley

  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano

  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 cups cooked farro

  • 4 cups roasted vegetables, such as asparagus, radishes and/or fennel

  • 4 tablespoons chopped unsalted roasted pistachios


  1. Combine oil, shallot, garlic, cilantro, dill, parsley, oregano, lemon zest, lemon juice and salt in a blender; blend until smooth.

  2. Divide farro among 4 bowls. Top each bowl with vegetables and drizzle with 1 1/2 tablespoons sauce (reserve remaining sauce for another use). Sprinkle with pistachios.

To make ahead

Refrigerate sauce (Step 1) in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

331 Calories
21g Fat
37g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 331
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Dietary Fiber 8g 29%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 10g 20%
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Vitamin A 2054IU 41%
Vitamin C 18mg 20%
Vitamin E 5mg 31%
Folate 276mcg 69%
Vitamin K 118mcg 98%
Sodium 137mg 6%
Calcium 60mg 5%
Iron 2mg 11%
Magnesium 36mg 9%
Potassium 512mg 11%
Zinc 1mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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