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Large pot of farro vegetable soup with a wooden mixing spoon next to a small bowl of parmesan cheese

10 Easy & Nutritious Recipes with Farro: Farro Vegetable Soup

  • Author: Alex Aldeborgh
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: serves 6
  • Category: Soups and stews
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup white onion, diced
  • 1 cup celery, sliced
  • 2 cups carrots, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Kosher salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 3/4 cup pearled farro
  • 1 15 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 quart vegetable broth
  • 1 15 oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 3 packed cups curly kale, chopped
  • Shredded parmesan cheese, for serving


  1. Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large stock pot.
  2. Add onion, celery, carrots, and garlic, and a generous pinch of salt and a few grinds of pepper.
  3. Cook for about five minutes, until vegetables begin to soften, stirring occasionally.
    vegetables cooked in a ceramic coated stock pot
  4. Add garlic powder, smoked paprika, Italian seasoning, and tomato paste. Stir everything together and cook for another 2 minutes.
  5. Add the bell pepper and pearled farro. Toss everything together and let the farro toast for 1-2 minutes.
    vegetables and dried farro in a ceramic coated stock pot
  6. Add the canned diced tomatoes and vegetable broth. Give everything a good stir. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cover.farro vegetable soup in the midst of being cooked after adding the liquids
  7. Cook for 25-30 minutes, until farro is cooked through – it will be tender yet still chewy when done.
  8. Stir in the chickpeas and kale. Cover and cook for another five minutes on low heat until kale is wilted.
    Large pot of farro vegetable soup with a wooden mixing spoon next to a small bowl of parmesan cheese
  9. Portion into bowls for serving. Sprinkle with shredded parmesan cheese, if desired.

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