Kale With Farro

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 10m
Ready In

"Another kale recipe that sounds good. Recipe source: Bon Appetit (February 2009)"

Original is 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (225.1 g)
  • Calories 81
  • Total Fat - 4.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 561.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 9.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.1 g
  • Sugars - 1.4 g
  • Protein - 3.8 g
  • Calcium - 129.7 mg
  • Iron - 1.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 102.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and add the semi-perarled farro until tender but still firm to bite (12-15 minutes); drain and let cool.

Step 2

IN a pot of boiling salted water cook kale for one minute; drain and transfer to a bowl of ice water to cool; drain. Squeeze out excess water; chop kale.

Step 3

In a large saucepan (I would use the same pot for all three pots) over medium heat the oil and add the shallots and saute until soft (under 5 minutes). Add 4 cups of broth and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until kale is tender and almost all the broth is absorbed, stirring often (25-30 minutes). Transfer mixture to processor and puree one minute. Return puree to same saucepan and mix in farrow. Add 1/2 cup broth. Season with salt and pepper. Thin kale and farrow with more broth if desired and stir in chives.


No special items needed.

2 Reviews


I really enjoyed the texture of both the kale and the farro and found it enjoyable and tasty. I did up the shallots by quite a bit, added salt and freshly ground black pepper, replaced the chives with scallions (adding extra) and finished it with sprinkling of lemon juice and some fruity extra-virgin olive oil. Came out smooth. Cut the recipe in half, but it made quite a lot. So tomorrow when we have this again, I will try it with some Parmesan shavings, as Luvcookn suggested. Thank you, ellie, for sharing. Made it for Billboard and What's on the Menu tag games.


review by:
(4 Mar 2022)


As kale lovers, we really enjoyed this dish! We did however find that it lacked seasoning. I added a good grinding of pepper and served it with grated grana padano. I really think that it screams out for garlic, which I will add next time. The farro lended a wonderful texture against the puree. Thanks for sharing Ellie! Made for Billboard Recipe Tag.


review by:
(24 Feb 2017)

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