Halloumi Farro Bowls With Maple Dijon Dressing

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Warm, flavorful nutritious farro bowls topped with fried halloumi and drizzled with maple dijon dressing. These bowls are fresh and dressed to impress.

Load all of my favorite things in one big bowl, this is it. This dish has the texture, the nutrition, the fiber and the maple garlic dressing ties everything together perfectly. This bowl can be served warm, which is how I prefer it or you can serve it chilled. Either way it’s a sure crowd pleaser.

Farro Bowls in a grey bowl.
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Why Make These Farro bowls

For starters, these bowls are easy to whip up. They are perfect for meal prep. They can be customized just how you like, add salmon or chicken, add broccoli or zucchini! This is a great bowl to use up leftover produce in the fridge. Pack the greens in, it’s nutrient dense and will fill you right up.

Ingredients Needed

Ingredients for farrow bowls on a counter in bowls.

Farro. This is the main grain. You can use a different grain of choice.

Cauliflower. The main veggie to this bowl. Feel free to use a different veggie of choice if you aren’t fond of cauliflower.

Onion. For color and flavor.

Seasoning. Garlic powder, salt, pepper, paprika, oregano, dried dill.

Olive Oil.

Kale. To mix in with the grain.

Dijon Mustard. For the dressing.

Maple Syrup or Honey. For the dressing.

Apple Cider Vinegar. For the dressing.

Fresh Herbs For Garnish. Cilantro or parsley will work.

Additional Topping Options. Chicken, salmon, avocado, tomatoes, butternut squash.

Steps To Make Farro Bowls

Step One. Preheat the oven to 400º. Chop the cauliflower into bite size
pieces and place in a large bowl. Drizzle oil and seasoning over the
cauliflower, mix well. Lay cauliflower flat on a parchment paper lined
cooking sheet, and roast in the oven for 15-25 minutes or until desired
doneness., I prefer it browned and lightly crisped. While cauliflower is
cooking, prepare the farro according to package. This typically
takes about 10-15 minutes.

Cauliflower seasoned and oiled in a bowl.

Step Two. Blend or whisk all ingredients together to make dressing, set aside. Slice onions thinly, chop fresh herbs and stemmed kale, set aside. If you are topping with fried halloumi, heat pan on medium/high heat spritz with a little oil, place sliced halloumi in the hot pan and sauté/fry for about 2 minutes on each side or until the cheese is browned and crisped.

Step Three. Let the farro or grain you are using cool. In a large bowl, mix farro, kale, onions and dressing. Toss well. Top with halloumi or any other topping and fresh herbs. Serve and enjoy!

Farro Bowls with halloumi and dressing on top.

Recipe FAQ’s

Can I make this vegetarian/vegan?

Yes, skip the halloumi and you will have a vegan dish. You can leave the meatg off on this one!

How long will these bowls last?

If it’s got the dressing mixed in, it will last 2 days. If you leave the dressing on the side, you can enjoy it for up to 4 days and dress as you eat.

What proteins would be good with these bowls?

Salmon, chicken or shrimp would be great on these bowls.

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Farro Bowl
5 from 3 votes

Farro Bowls With Maple Dijon Dressing

Warm, flavorful nutritious farro bowls topped with fried halloumi and drizzled with maple dijon dressing. These bowls are fresh and dressed to impress. 
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup farro, *uncooked
  • 3-4 cup cauliflower
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp dill
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • tsp salt
  • tsp cracked pepper
  • 3-4 cup kale, chopped/stemmed
  • 4 slices halloumi
  • ¼ cup sliced red onion
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro or parsley

Dijon Maple Dressing

  • 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • tsp salt & pepper

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 400º. Chop the cauliflower into bite size
    pieces and place in a large bowl. Drizzle oil and seasoning over the
    cauliflower, mix well. Lay cauliflower flat on a parchment paper lined
    cooking sheet, and roast in the oven for 15-25 minutes or until desired
    doneness, I prefer it browned and lightly crisped. While cauliflower is
    cooking, prepare the farro according to package. This typically
    takes about 10-15 minutes.
  • Blend or whisk all ingredients together (maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, salt/pepper, oil, dijon) to make dressing, set aside. Slice onions thinly, chop fresh herbs and stemmed kale, set aside. If you are topping with fried halloumi, heat pan on medium/high heat LIGHTLY spritz with spray oil, place sliced halloumi in the hot pan and sauté/fry for about 2 minutes on each side or until the cheese is browned and crisped.
  • Let the farro or grain cool from cooking. In a large bowl, mix farro, chopped kale, sliced onions and dressing. Toss well. Top with halloumi or any other topping and fresh herbs. Serve and enjoy! 

Notes

*If you want to meal prep this salad or make ahead of time, keep the dressing off of it until ready to serve. 
*top with chicken, salmon or shrimp if you would like extra protein. 

Nutrition

Calories: 358kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Sodium: 240mg | Potassium: 579mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 5043IU | Vitamin C: 84mg | Calcium: 178mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Bailey
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 358
Keyword: 30 minute
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3 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    My husband and I really loved this tonight! I will definitely make this again!

    1. Really excited to hear that! Thanks for the feedback.xo

  2. 5 stars
    This dressing is so freaking good. I want to drink this ish!