Hello Blog Friends– We could eat Mexican-ish food 7 days a week around here. On one of those questionnaires you see that ask, “What 5 things do you always have in your fridge?”, tortillas would be at the top of the list. Last night it was left over try-tip in a quesadilla with avocado and chicken fajitas is a staple on our table.
But here’s a tortillas-less bowl of Mexican flavors, topped with sour cream and guacamole. It was just right for a warm early summer supper with a cold glass of “tinto de verano” (Fresca, red wine & lemon).
FARRO ENCHILADA BOWL
2 cups farro
1/2 tsp. salt
2 chicken breasts, but to smallish bits
2 tab. olive oil
2 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. garlic salt
1 large avocado
1 cup cherry tomatoes
a couple shakes of garlic salt
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped fine
1 can chili beans, rinsed
1 cup corn, fresh or frozen, microwave 2-3 minutes until tender.
garnish: sour cream, pepitas (pumpkin seeds), cilantro
Cook the faro according to the directions on the package. (Mine cooked with 5 cups water, 1/2 tsp. salt for 10 minutes) Drain extra water, if there’s some in the pot.
While that’s cooking, heat the olive oil in a skillet and add in the chicken chunks, cooking until they are well browned and cooked through. Stir in the cumin, chili powder and 1/2 tsp. garlic salt along with a couple tablespoons of water.
To make the simplest guacamole, smash the avocados along with a couple tablespoons of tomato cut to tiny pieces and a couple shakes of garlic salt.
Then layer it all up in a bowl– the farro, chili beans, corn, chicken, sour cream, guacamole, tomatoes & pepitas– and tuck in!
22 thoughts on “Farro Enchilada Bowl”
I love Mexicanish or South Western food also. Simple and delicious and I love this bowl, don’t always have to have tortillas. Great combination and some healthy farro is a great idea.
Hi Suzanne– this was pretty easy to make, except that I burned the faro first time around! Got to keep my eye on the pot. Loved, loved your cake & ice cream dessert!!
Looks and sounds so yummy, Rhonda! I actually have some Farro in my pantry and will attempt to make this dish. Oh, and yes, with some tinto de verano, of course! Thank you!
Hi hi Flora! Fun to hear from you! we liked it–seemed like a comfy food. Are you launched into summer there? Paloma out of school?? Happy week ahead… xo
This is one gorgeous bowl – and yes, I have farro, too, just waiting for a good purpose! I’m always meaning to be healthier, lol! 🙂
And do you mean to tell me they still make Fresca?? Sounds like a great use for it!
Yep, still around– we drank citrus soda and wine in the summer the years we lived in Spain– and this is the best imitation we found here.
Go figure. I’m kind of tickled by that!! 🙂
That’s me too Mollie– I’m just an old fashioned cook trying to work healthier ingredients into things we eat! But I still love chocolate cake! Fun to hear from you!! xo
That sounds delicious, Rhonda! I love farro, it’s so healthy (really works for my body) – and what an easy guacamole recipe. Very simple and creative. Blessings, and hope you had a wonderful weekend.
thanks Debbie! yep, we like farro too– it goes with just about anything to round out a meal… hope all’s well. xo
Oh I love this tasty looking bowl of Mexican goodness Rhonda 🙂
I love farro but have never thous about using it in a Mexican bowl! Yum! this will be dinner later this week. Hope all is wells do you are enjoying your summer in sunny California!!
Hey Melody– it is almost summer here– I have less than 2 weeks of school and then it will really feel like summer has hit! I think you kicked off summer with your beach trip!! I’m ready to slow down and kick back! Hope you’re doing the same Mel! take care…
Well, I hope you enjoy your last few weeks of school Rhonda 🙂
Thanks Melody! It’s been sweet –& a little bit sad… I’ll miss the kids.
wow, this looks so healthy and delicious, Rhonda. I love Mexican dish. I hope I can find farro here, I would like to try it. Thank you for sharing. 🙂
Hi there Lilly-I would make the something with rice (with a little cilantro & lime). Six days of school left here. How about you??!
I’ll wait for your post. Yes, same here, 6 more days to go. Have a nice day, Rhonda. 🙂
Hope you have sweet days with your kids– and that they keep on learning to the end! Happy summer ahead Lilly! xo
Thank you, Rhonda and you too. 🙂
So simple yet so satisfying. Bu Rhonda, talk to us more about a tinto de verano?? – Kat
Hey Kat– Tinto de verano (wine of summer) is what we drank they years we lived in Spain– citrus soda (we use Fresca here) and red wine with orange or lemon slices. Simple and refreshing when it’s hot. Kind of a poor man’s sangria. Hope all’s well there!!