Friday, January 26, 2018

Kale and Farro Stew Revisited

I've been trying to find this recipe to make again, so I'm re-sharing it. I hope you enjoy it, too!

Missy Tippens

I tried a new recipe a couple of weeks ago that I saw in a demo at the grocery store. Publix has a booth where they make recipes and let you taste them. They provide the recipe on a card and have all the ingredients you need nearby in one place so that it makes grabbing dinner items easy!

Click here for the original recipe. The only thing I did differently was use chicken broth instead of vegetable broth. Just about the whole family had been sick with a cold, so I wanted to use the chicken broth since I long ago heard that it can help with congestion.

I won't share the whole recipe since you can click the link above and see it. But I thought I'd share the photos I took while making it.

Here are all the ingredients and the handy-dandy recipe card. I have a notebook I put them in.

Here are the chopped "trinity" of celery, carrots and onion. I cooked them in oil for the 3 minutes and then added the garlic so it wouldn't burn.

Then sautéing in oil.

Then you add in the broth, tomatoes, faro and spices. Simmer.

And next, stir in the kale (I actually used a bag of baby kale, chard and spinach) and beans. 

At the end, you brighten it up with lemon juice and zest and parsley. It never stated how much lemon juice, so I juiced the whole lemon. It was too much. (Can you say pucker up?!) I'd say only do half (or less).

Look how beautiful it looks! So colorful and healthy looking.

Then you sprinkle on feta cheese, which adds a nice bite and creaminess to it.

Ta-da! A hearty, tasty meal.


  1. So how did I miss this before? This looks absolutely delightful, Missy. Did you catch that? I said delightful and there's no meat to be found in this recipe. Must have been the lemon and feta that hooked me. I can't wait to try this.

    1. Well, my comments from earlier today (made while on my phone) never showed up!

      Yes, Mindy, considering how much we love beef, I'm surprised at how much I love this! :)

  2. This looks so refreshing and healthy! I'll have to make a pot soon.

    I've been craving greens lately (maybe because it's the end of January?), and I always have a container of mixed baby greens in the fridge. I add them to smoothies, scrambled eggs, soups...just about anything. This soup is a great way to use them!

    Have a great weekend!

    1. I forgot to say that our grocery store (Safeway) also has recipes available, but they're on-line. I like the way your store does it, with the recipe and all the ingredients right there. That's perfect for impulse buying...or convenience. :-)

    2. Jan, I keep greens all the time, too. Usually the Power Greens (baby kale, spinach and chard).

      Our Publix Markets also has those areas where you can get a recipe card and pick up the ingredients. They also cook it up so you can sample it!