Rating: 4 stars
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For a more time-friendly topper, use fresh grape tomatoes, halved and sprinkled with salt and pepper.

Recipe by Cooking Light April 2014


Credit: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr

Recipe Summary

45 mins
3 hrs 10 mins
Serves 6


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • To prepare tomatoes, preheat oven to 250°.

  • Combine tomatoes, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl; toss to coat. Arrange tomatoes in a single layer on a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake at 250° for 3 hours or until very tender, stirring every hour.

  • To prepare cakes, combine zucchini and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a cheesecloth-lined bowl. Let stand 10 minutes. Gather edges of cheesecloth; squeeze zucchini in cloth until barely moist. Combine zucchini, 1/2 teaspoon salt, farro, and next 7 ingredients (through garlic) in a large bowl. Let stand 5 minutes. Shape mixture into 12 (3-inch) patties, about 3/4 inch thick.

  • Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add 4 patties; cook 4 minutes on each side or until golden. Repeat in two more batches with remaining oil and patties. Keep warm.

  • To prepare cheese, combine cheese and remaining ingredients in a small bowl, stirring until well combined.

  • Arrange 2 zucchini cakes on each of 6 plates. Top with 1 tablespoon cheese mixture and 1/4 cup tomatoes.

Chef's Notes

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Adapted with permission from Whole-Grain Mornings by Megan Gordon (Ten Speed Press, copyright 2013).

Nutrition Facts

289 calories; fat 15.3g; saturated fat 3.9g; mono fat 8.2g; poly fat 1.8g; protein 12g; carbohydrates 33g; fiber 5g; cholesterol 99mg; iron 2mg; sodium 463mg; calcium 73mg.