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Simmered Tomatoes & Farro

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Yield: 4 cups 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Dinner


This creamy farro dish is like a hearty risotto and you’d never guess it was vegan! Thanks to nutritional yeast and almond milk, this healthy, vegan dinner tastes like your favorite comfort food.


Units Scale
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup dry semi-pearled farro
  • 1 15 oz can of fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups of marinara sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts (optional)


  1. Add the olive oil and garlic into a large pot and cook over medium heat for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally so the garlic doesn’t burn.
  2. Add the farro and stir for 1 minute until the farro is lightly toasted.
  3. Add the tomatoes and almond milk and bring to a simmer.
  4. Let simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Add the marinara sauce and nutritional yeast.
  6. Simmer for another 20-30 minutes until the farro is cooked. It should be a bit chewy but not crunchy.
  7. Add salt to taste and top with pine nuts before serving.

Keywords: Tomatoes and farro