Meal Prep Farro Grain Bowl

farro grain bowl in a meal prep container with the dressing on top

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A super quick, easy, nutritious, filling vegan meal prep farro grain bowl! Endlessly customizable so you’re never bored of this stunner.


  • 1 cup farro
  • 1/2 English cucumber, sliced or diced
  • 1/2 large red bell pepper (or any color you fancy), diced
  • 1 small shallot, sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives, pitted and sliced or torn
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • salt and pepper
  • Creamy Balsamic Dressing
  • To serve: some sort of green (baby kale, regular kale, spinach, etc) and some sort of herb (parsley, basil, mint, a combo of the three, etc.)


  1. I like to pre-soak my farro for even quicker cooking the next day. It always seems like a major thing to soak a grain the night before, but if you add a cup of farro to a container, fill with water, and let it sit covered in the fridge overnight, your cooking time will be cut in half the next day. Huzzah!
  2. Cook your farro according to package instructions (for me and my pre-soaked farro: I put my drained farro in a pot with 3 cups of water. I brought it up to a boil, reduced the heat to medium-low, and cooked uncovered for 10 minutes. Then I just drained the excess water).
  3. Pour your farro into a large bowl or onto a large baking sheet to cool.
  4. Meanwhile, prep your veggies: slice your cucumber, dice your red bell pepper, slice your shallot, pit and slice your olives, slice your tomatoes, and drain and rinse your chickpeas.
  5. When the farro is cooler (not CRAZY hot, but it can still be a little warm), combine it with the vegetables and chickpeas. Mix to combine, and season with a small, three-finger pinch of salt and pepper.
  6. Store your farro/veg mixture in a container by itself. Then, when you’re ready to serve, mix a few spoonfuls of it with your greens/herbs of choice and a few glugs of your dressing!

Keywords: vegan meal prep, vegan lunch, grain bowl meal prep

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