Stumped on what to make for lunch or dinner? It’s close to the end of the week, we’re all exhausted…
Let me help you. And I’ll be very clear.
You NEED to make this farro and garbanzo bean bowl. In fact, you need to have it today. Right now. Get in your kitchen.
A busy week definitely calls for an easy but delicious meal, which is why I’m giving you this quick grain and bean salad!
It’s very simple, and has delicious flavors.
I really recommend topping it with your favorite hot sauce, for that perfect spicy kick. I always like a bit of heat with my meal!
And if you’re feeling cheesy, you can sprinkle some nutritional yeast to stay vegan, or add some grated pecorino or Parmigiano Reggiano on top for some extra salty deliciousness. Or if you have a little extra time to make a full recipe, you’ll want to drizzle our vegan cashew cheezy sauce all over this grain bowl!
The photos of this dish really speak for themselves. If you can’t quite understand what they are saying, it’s: GO MAKE THIS NOW!!!
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This hearty farro grain bowl is super quick and easy to make with delicious, simple flavors and tons of healthy add-ins.
- 8 ounces quick-cook farro
- 2 vegan sausages
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 15-ounce can garbanzo beans
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 2 big handfuls spinach
- Hot sauce, optional
- Nutritional yeast or grated pecorino, optional
- Cook the farro according to package directions. Set aside.
- Slice the vegan sausages lengthwise down the middle, then into 1/4-inch half moons.
- Heat a pan with the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the sliced sausages. Cook, tossing with a spatula often, until they start to turn golden-brown in color.
- Rinse and drain the garbanzo beans. Add to the pan with the sausages. Continue to cook, tossing often, until the garbanzo beans are heated through. You may need to add a bit more oil to keep them from sticking to the pan.
- Add the cumin and paprika, stirring to combine. Add the spinach and cook until wilted, about 2 minutes. Add salt and pepper, to taste.
- Divide the cooked farro on the bottom of three serving bowls. Top with the garbanzo bean mixture, and finish with your favorite hot sauce and yeast or cheese. Enjoy!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Category: Grain Bowls
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: Vegan
Keywords: grain bowls, vegan, vegetarian, beans
A Big Bowlful of Yum
When you’re nearing the end of a busy week, but still want a homemade meal, you need recipes that are quick and easy to cook at home.
I turn to quick-cooking grains, canned beans, and premade veggie sausages to make simple and flavorful vegan bowls for lunch, dinner, and leftovers.
They’re not complicated to put together – even someone who is completely drained from work and sleep-deprived from the stress of the week can make it!
What are your quick and healthy meals to have during the week? Are there particular ingredients that you use to fast-forward your cooking? Leave a comment below – all ideas are greatly appreciated!
And here are some more grain bowl ideas:
- Lemon Quinoa Bowls with Zucchini and Tomatoes
- Chicken and Mixed Vegetable Quinoa Bowls
- Vegetarian Burrito Rice Bowls
- Fried Tofu with Charred Green Beans and Quinoa
- Tropical Black Bean and Mango Quinoa
- Vegetable Couscous with Citrus Vinaigrette
- Einkorn Salad with Radicchio and Walnuts
Photos by Raquel Smith, © Ask the Experts, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. See our TOS for more details. Originally published on October 19th, 2015. Last updated: April 22, 2022 at 20:46 pm. With additional writing and editing by Nikki Cervone.
Nutritional information derived from a database of known generic and branded foods and ingredients and was not compiled by a registered dietitian or submitted for lab testing. It should be viewed as an approximation.
About Raquel Smith
Raquel is a whole foods enthusiast, an avid mountain biker, and a dog lover. She works by day at Food Blogger Pro and formerly maintained her food blog "My California Roots" (now merged into Foodal).