Farro with Butternut Squash

Farro with Butternut Squash from teeny tiny foodie is a delicious #vegetarian or #vegan addition to your #Thanksgiving dinner

Here’s a last minute idea for an easy vegetarian dish to make for your Thanksgiving table. This dish has delicious flavors, beautiful colors and lots of healthy goodness. You can make it a vegan dish by swapping the mozzarella cheese for cannellini beans or chickpeas. Enjoy!

 

  • Farro with Butternut Squash
  • Yields 4 servings

 

Ingredients: 

  • -1 cup uncooked farro
  • -2½ cups salted water
  • -2 cloves fresh garlic, smashed and peeled
  • -2 teaspoons olive oil
  • -½ large yellow or white onion, diced
  • -8 ounces roasted butternut squash, chopped into ½ inch cubes
  • -4 ounces fresh mozzarella, chopped into small chunks around ¼ inch in size
  • -1-2 sprigs rosemary, finely chopped
  • -A small handful of parsley, finely chopped
  • -3 tablespoons sea salt, poured into a small bowl
  • -Black pepper, to taste

 

Farro with Butternut Squash from teeny tiny foodie is a delicious #vegetarian or #vegan addition to your #Thanksgiving dinner

Preparation:

Cook the farro:

In a medium-sized saucepan with a lid, combine the water and farro and add 3 pinches of salt. Bring the water to a boil, stir once, cover and lower the heat to a simmer. Cook until the farro is tender, around 30 minutes. Once the farro cooks, scoop it onto a large baking sheet and spread it out so it doesn’t continue to cook. Set the farro aside.

Farro with Butternut Squash from teeny tiny foodie is a delicious #vegetarian or #vegan addition to your #Thanksgiving dinner

While the farro cooks:

Heat a large sauté pan over medium heat, add the olive oil and garlic cloves. After around 20 seconds, add the onion and 2 pinches of salt. Sauté until lightly browned, around 7 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add the squash and farro:

Stir in the butternut squash, a pinch of salt and let it heat through for a few minutes. Stir in the farro, herbs and salt and pepper to taste. Mix well until all combined.

Put it all together:

Turn off the heat and stir in the mozzarella cheese (or beans). Taste, adjust spices as desired and enjoy.

Farro with Butternut Squash from teeny tiny foodie is a delicious #vegetarian or #vegan addition to your #Thanksgiving dinner

Happy Cooking!

 

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