Roasted Carrots with Farro and Chickpeas Recipe

Roasted Carrots with Farro and Chickpeas Recipe

How To Make Roasted Carrots with Farro and Chickpeas

This roasted carrots recipe is full of healthy chickpeas, farro, and pumpkin seeds. Served with tangy herbed creme fraiche, it is an elegant yet easy dish.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 45 minutes
Total: 1 hour

Serves:

Ingredients

For Farro and Chickpeas:

  • 1cupdried farrorinsed
  • 1tspolive oil
  • 1tsplemon juice
  • 1garlic clovepressed or minced
  • ½tspsalt
  • 15ozchickpeas1 can rinsed and drained, or 1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas

For Roasted Carrots:

  • 1lbslender heirloom carrotsscrubbed clean and patted dry
  • 1tbspolive oil
  • ¼tspcuminground
  • salt and pepper

For Spiced Pepitas:

  • 3tbsppepitasgreen pumpkin seeds
  • ½tspolive oil
  • cuminpinch
  • chili powderpinch
  • saltpinch

For Herbed Crème Fraîche:

  • cupcrème fraîchelike Vermont Creamery
  • 1tbspfresh parsleychopped
  • 2tspwater
  • salt and pepperto taste
  • 1tbspfresh parsleychopped, or more

Instructions

Farro:

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the rinsed farro with at least 3 cups of water or with enough water to cover the farro by a couple of inches.

  2. Bring the water to a boil, then reduce heat to a gentle simmer.

  3. Cook, stirring occasionally until the farro is tender to the bite but still pleasantly chewy. For pearled farro, this will take around 15 minutes; unprocessed farro will take 25 to 40 minutes.

  4. Drain off the excess water and return the farro to the pot.

  5. Add olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and salt.

  6. Mix well, then add the chickpeas and stir to combine. Set aside, covered, until ready to assemble.

Roasted Carrots:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

  2. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and add the carrots.

  3. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil and sprinkle with cumin, salt and pepper.

  4. Use fingers to make sure the carrots are lightly and evenly coated in oil and spices.

  5. Roast for 20 to 35 minutes, or until the carrots are easily pierced by a fork near the top of their stems.

Pepitas:

  1. In a small skillet over medium heat, warm olive oil until shimmering.

  2. Add the pepitas and generous pinches of cumin, chili powder and salt.

  3. Cook, stirring frequently, until the pepitas are turning golden on the edges and starting to make little popping noises. Remove from heat to cool.

Herbed Crème Fraîche:

  1. Combine the crème fraîche, chopped parsley, water, and a few dashes of salt and pepper in a small bowl. Stir to combine and set aside.

To Assemble:

  1. Pour the farro and chickpea mixture onto a large serving platter.

  2. Arrange the carrots in a single layer over the mixture.

  3. Drizzle herbed crème fraîche generously over the carrots, then sprinkle them with pepitas and chopped fresh parsley.

  4. Serve immediately or let the dish cool to room temperature.

Recipe Notes

 

For the carrots, roasting time will depend entirely on their size.

 

Nutrition

  • Calories: 358.68kcal
  • Fat: 9.73g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.11g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.65g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.71g
  • Carbohydrates: 55.81g
  • Fiber: 10.89g
  • Sugar: 10.21g
  • Protein: 15.81g
  • Cholesterol: 4.85mg
  • Sodium: 350.47mg
  • Calcium: 76.38mg
  • Potassium: 708.69mg
  • Iron: 4.09mg
  • Vitamin A: 495.94µg
  • Vitamin C: 7.26mg
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