It’s about time I made something with actual pumpkin, huh…instead of just pumpkin pie spice?! Even though I love my Pumpkin Spice Carrot Cake Energy Bites and Spiced Plum and Walnut Baked Oatmeal, I really wouldn’t be a veggie enthusiast without creating something that uses real pumpkin. Well, get ready, because this isn’t the only recipe I have planned that features fall’s most beloved ingredient!
Oh, and since I’m going all in on this whole pumpkin thing, I use it TWICE in these bowls. Crazy, I know. But I think you’re going to love the final product…
Aside from pumpkin, this recipe features one of my favorite whole grains: farro. I recently had a dish at Punch Bowl Social in St. Louis Park with CRISPY farro. Oh my, GAME changer. Hence why I tried to replicate a crunchy farro for this recipe. If you haven’t tried this amazing ancient grain, now’s your chance! It’s filled with fiber, B vitamins, and even a good amount of protein.
The final delicious aspect of this dish is the creamy, dreamy Greek yogurt dressing that’s just perfect for drizzling over a healthy meal!
Add these to your meal prep routine as a healthy lunch option.
Roasted Vegetable Farro Bowls with Pumpkin Yogurt Dressing
These vegetarian bowls are filled with fiber, and bursting with nutrients! Drizzle with a creamy Greek yogurt dressing for a healthy meal.
For the bowls
- 2 cups pumpkin diced (a small pie pumpkin will work best)
- 2 cups brussels sprouts quartered
- 3 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
- Sea salt
- Ground black pepper
- 1 cup farro cooked
For the dressing
- 1/4 cup pureed pumpkin
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place brussels sprouts and diced pumpkin on 2 separate baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
Drizzle 1 tbsp of olive oil over veggies on each tray. Add salt and pepper to taste. Roast for ~30 minutes or until pumpkin is tender and brussels sprouts are slightly charred. Brussels sprouts may take less time.
While the vegetables are roasting, cook the farro according to package instructions. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil over medium-high heat until fragrant.
Add farro, and saute for ~10 minutes or until slightly crispy. Remove from heat.
To make the dressing, combine ingredients in a small blender (or, you could use a whisk and bowl), and pulse until smooth.
Build bowls with farro and vegetables. Drizzle with dressing to taste. Enjoy!
Add lentils, chickpeas, or shredded chicken for more protein. Nutrition facts are not available for this recipe.