Photo: Caitlin Bensel; Prop Styling: Christina Daley; Food Styling: Adam Hickman
Active Time
40 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour
Yield
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 3/4 cups)

With bold but balanced flavors and a vibrant variety of textures, this healthy grain bowl checks all the boxes. We love the colorful, nutrient-dense combo of roasted beets, butternut squash, red onion, and delicate haricot verts, but feel free to include whatever veggies you love the most. You can also add leftover shredded chicken or sliced steak to bump up the protein. Prep the flavor-packed components of this grain bowl in advance for delicious lunches you’ll actually look forward to all week long. 

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 450°F. Bring 8 cups of water to a boil in a medium saucepan over high. Add farro; reduce heat to medium, and simmer until tender, about 35 minutes. Drain and place farro in a medium bowl. Stir in 3 tablespoons of the oil and 1/2 teaspoon each of the salt and pepper.

Step 2

Whisk together thyme, mustard, and 3 tablespoons of the oil in a large bowl. Add onions and butternut squash; toss to coat. Place on a rimmed baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Add red beets to bowl, and toss to coat with oil; add to baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, stirring once. Add haricots verts to baking sheet, and cook until vegetables are browned and tender, stirring once, 10 minutes. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt and remaining 1/2 teaspoon pepper.

Step 3

Process parsley, water, tahini, lemon juice, soy sauce, honey, garlic, and remaining 3 tablespoons oil and 1/2 teaspoon salt until smooth, about 30 seconds. Divide farro evenly among 4 shallow bowls. Top evenly with roasted vegetables, and drizzle with dressing. Garnish with shaved golden beet and thyme.

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