roasted carrots and crispy kale with farro & miso-honey vinaigrette

The key to satisfying vegetarian meals is combining a variety of textures and colors, just like the ones in this salad.
By: Anna Decker / 03/24/2016 /

Roasted carrots and onions, crispy kale, and tender farro hit all the right notes. Toasted pine nuts and sesame seeds add crunch and a sweet and salty dressing pulls it all together. Cook, relax and enjoy!

What you'll need: 1 white onion 1 lb carrots ¾ cup farro 3 Tbsp apple cider vinegar 3 oz curly kale 2 Tbsp sweet white miso 2 tsp honey 2 Tbsp pine nuts 2 tsp mixed sesame seeds olive oil coarse salt freshly ground black pepper

Equipment: 2 rimmed baking sheets medium saucepan

Recipe steps: 1. Roast vegetables Preheat oven to 425°F. Halve onion and thinly slice half. Peel carrots and halve if very thick. Toss carrots and sliced onion with 2 tablespoons oil, ¾ teaspoon salt, and some pepper on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast until vegetables are golden and almost tender, 20–25 minutes.

  1. Cook farro Meanwhile, combine farro, remaining half onion, 2½ cups water, 2 tablespoons vinegar and 1 teaspoon salt in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to simmer, cover, and cook until farro is tender, 15–20 minutes; drain if necessary and discard onion.

  2. Prep kale Remove stems from kale and tear leaves into bite-size pieces. Toss kale with 1 tablespoon oil and season with salt and pepper. Add kale to sheet with carrots and onions and continue to roast until kale is slightly wilted and crispy in spots, about 5 minutes more.

  3. Make dressing Whisk miso, honey, remaining tablespoon vinegar and 1 tablespoon oil in a medium bowl until smooth. Add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until dressing is thin enough to drizzle.

  4. Toast nuts & seeds Place pine nuts and sesame seeds on a separate rimmed baking sheet and bake until golden, about 4 minutes.

  5. Finish Transfer farro to a platter and top with vegetables. Drizzle everything with dressing and top with pine nuts and sesame seeds. Enjoy!