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Kale, mushrooms, farro and beets

Flavor, color, and nutrition all packed into one easy recipe. This vegetarian dish will impress your dinner guests but is simple enough to make on a week night as well!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Dish, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: beet, easy, farro, feta cheese, kale, mushrooms, shallots, vegetarian, walnut
Servings: 4
Calories: 502kcal
Author: Veronique Eichler

Equipment

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a 2-1/2 qt saucepan, bring farro, 1/2 teaspoon salt and water to a boil. Reduce heat and cook according to package directions (20 min).
  • Shred cooked beet into a large shred, place in a bowl and cover with apple cider vinegar and a pinch of salt. Cover and reserve.
  • Trim kale, rinse and dry in a salad spinner. Chop roughly into 1" strip.
  • Chop shallots. Slice mushrooms.
  • Place a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the walnuts and toast them for a couple minutes until they are fragrant. Remove the walnuts and set them aside.
  • Add 2 tbsp olive oil to skillet. Add shallots, mushrooms and a pinch of salt. Saute for 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until mushrooms have rendered all liquid.
  • Add kale to the pan and a pinch of salt. Toss and cook until kale is wilted but still bright green. Add a tbsp of balsamic vinegar, toss and set aside.
  • When farro is cooked, drain it.
  • Drain the vinegar from the beets.
  • Place 1/4 of the kale mix on each plate. Top with 1/4 of the farro. Drizzle 1 tsp balsamic vinegar and 1 tsp olive oil on each plate.
  • Top with 1/4 of the beets, 1/4 of the feta cheese and 1/4 of the walnuts. Grind some fresh pepper on top to taste.

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Nutrition

Calories: 502kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 520mg | Potassium: 821mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 5738IU | Vitamin C: 71mg | Calcium: 194mg | Iron: 3mg