Farro Breakfast Bowl

Farro Breakfast Bowl
  • 70M Total Time

  • 10M Prep Time

  • 14 Ingredients

  • 4 Servings

This savory and hearty grain bowl features farro, colorful vegetables, and creamy harrissa labeneh. It’s topped off with a poached egg for an extra layer of flavor and nutrition.


This recipe was developed for the Egg Nutrition Center by Egg Enthusiast Kara Lydon, RD

Kara Lydon, RD


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a large sauté pan, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms in a single layer and sauté for until golden brown, about 3-5 minutes without stirring. Season with salt and pepper. Flip mushrooms over and sauté until other side is golden brown, about 2-4 minutes without stirring. Add garlic and thyme and cook until fragrant, about one minute.

  3. Add farro and vegetable stock. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and let simmer until farro is tender and sauce forms, about 50 minutes.

  4. On a baking sheet, add butternut squash. Drizzle with remaining olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat.

    Roast squash at 425 degrees F until tender and slightly browned, about 30-40 minutes.

  5. Once farro has cooked, add roasted butternut squash to the pan. Stir in kale until slightly wilted. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

  6. In a small bowl, whisk together strained yogurt, harissa paste and lemon zest. Season with salt, to taste. Spoon labneh at the bottom of the bowl before layering farro mixture and egg over top. Enjoy!


  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • 6 ounces sliced cremini mushrooms
  • to taste salt
  • to taste ground black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh thyme (or 1 tsp. dried)
  • 1 cup farro
  • 3.5 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 cups diced butternut squash (about 12 ounces)
  • 1.5 cups roughly chopped kale
  • 4 large eggs, poached
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt, strained
  • 1 Tbsp. harissa paste
  • 1/2 tsp. lemon zest


To reheat farro, add a splash of vegetable broth to maintain texture.

To strain Greek yogurt, line bowl with strainer and cheesecloth. Spoon yogurt on top of cheese cloth and let sit in the refrigerator for 12-24 hours.

To ensure food safety, eggs should be cooked until both the yolk and the white are firm. Consuming raw or undercooked eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially for those with certain medical conditions. For recipes that call for eggs that are raw or undercooked when the dish is served, use either pasteurized shell eggs that have been treated to destroy Salmonella, or use pasteurized egg products.

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