Grain bowl. Power bowl. Buddha bowl. No matter what you call them, they’re definitely here to stay. This one ticks all the boxes—it’s nourishing, quick, and bursting with flavorful veggies. Plus, the base is our fave “it” grain: farro. If you’re unfamiliar, farro is an ancient grain with a nutty flavor, addictively chewy texture, and high fiber content. Here, it’s topped with roasted sweet potatoes, crispy chickpeas, and arugula tossed in a green goddess dressing. But it’s not just any green goddess. Here, guacamole (yep!) is mixed with sour cream, fresh chives, lemon juice, and olive oil. One bite will have you bowled over.
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Veggie Stock Concentrate
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Wash and dry all produce. Halve, peel, and mince shallot. Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a medium pot over medium-high heat. Add shallot and cook, stirring, until beginning to soften, 2-3 minutes. Stir in farro, stock concentrate, and 2½ cups water (5 cups for 4). Bring to a boil and cook until farro is tender, 25-30 minutes.
While farro cooks, peel and dice sweet potato into ½-inch pieces. Drain and rinse chickpeas, then pat dry with paper towels. Mince chives. Zest and quarter lemon (quarter both lemons for 4 servings).
Toss sweet potato on one side of a baking sheet with a drizzle of olive oil, salt, and pepper. Toss chickpeas on opposite side with a drizzle of olive oil, Fry Seasoning, salt, and pepper. Roast on top rack until crispy, 20-25 minutes. (Use 2 baking sheets for 4 servings; roast sweet potatoes on top rack and chickpeas on middle rack.)
In a small bowl, combine guacamole, sour cream, chives, 1 TBSP olive oil (2 TBSP for 4 servings), 1 TBSP water (2 TBSP for 4), and lemon juice (to taste). Season with salt and pepper. Taste and add more lemon juice if desired. TIP: Add another splash of water if dressing is too thick.
In a large bowl, toss arugula with dressing (to taste). Season with salt and pepper.
Divide farro between shallow bowls. Arrange arugula, sweet potato, and crispy chickpeas on top. Drizzle with any remaining dressing and sprinkle with as much lemon zest as you like.