A plant-based grain bowl that will satisfy even the most carnivorous among us. This Southwestern Farro Bowl is loaded with smoky, tangy flavors and chewy, creamy textures with the perfect amount of heat.
That sounds bad. I love all the recipes I post here. But, unlike my children, some I love more than others. I’m sure you feel the same way. About my recipes, not my children. I know you all love my children exactly the same.
Well, I don’t know about you, but not every idea that rattles around in my brain makes the cut. I was a little dubious that the smoke of the chipotle roasted sweet potato would work with the nuttiness of the tahini dressing. But one bite and my eyes rolled back into my head!
In combination with all the lime and cilantro it’s like they were made for each other.
You definitely don’t have to eat as much as I do to feel satisfied, even though it’s meat free. There’s enough plant based fiber and protein in here to fuel even a raging carnivore.
If you follow me on Instagram, you know portion control is my greatest challenge in terms of healthy eating. Well, this nomstrous grain bowl is NOT helping. But, in all fairness, that’s not really its job. It’s mine.
But since it is also my job to bring you deliciousness, I’m gonna call this one a win.
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A plant-based grain bowl that's loaded with smoky, tangy flavors and chewy, creamy textures with the perfect amount of heat.
- 2 medium sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 1/4" cubes
- olive oil
- 1/2 Tablespoon ground chipotle powder
- 3 cups cooked farro
- 1 bag frozen corn thawed
- 1 can low-sodium black beans drained and rinsed
- 1/4 small red onion diced
- 1 medium avocado pitted and sliced (or cubed if you prefer)
- 1/2 cup tahini
- 2/3 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
- 2/3 cup fresh cilantro tightly packed, stems OK
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon lime zest
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1 - 3 Tablespoons water to reach desired consistency
Preheat oven to 425.
Spread diced sweet potatoes in a single layer on a foil lined baking sheet.
Drizzle with enough olive oil to coat. Sprinkle with chipotle powder. Then, using your hands, mix it all around on the sheet until all the potatoes are evenly coated with the oil and chipotle.
Roast at 425 for approximately 20 minutes. This is the reason I dice the sweet potatoes so small. They roast quicker. Ovens vary so keep an eye that they don't burn.
While the potatoes are roasting make the dressing.
Place all ingredients, except the water, in a blender and blend until smooth.
If necessary, add water little by little to reach desired consitency.
Add all ingredients to a large bowl and toss. You may not use all the corn and beans. Adjust to your taste.
Serve dressing on the side.
Calorie information is approximate and will vary according to exact ingredients used and serving size.