Mushrooms and kale with faro

I bought some kale and chard yesterday and was looking for something to do. I’ve also never tried faro so I bought some yesterday. Faro and kale seem all the rage lately. I couldn’t understand why…but with this dish, it worked. The lacinto kale isn’t too kaley. and the faro had a nice bite. I like.


  • 1 bunch lacinto kale
  • 1 package (8 oz) mixed mushrooms (“gourmet mushrooms” from Wholefoods is what I used)
  • 6 cloves of garlic (yes, really, that’s what the recipe I based this on called for)
  • 1 cup of faro
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 oz blue cheese
  • 1 handful pine nuts
  • 1 handful raisins
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Wash and remove the stems from the kale. Chop into 1″ pieces.
  2. In a large pan, add olive oil and sautee garlic for 5 mins. (you can use some onion too if you wish). Add the mushrooms and cook for 5-7 mins until golden. Season with salt and pepper. Add pine nuts and raisins and cook for a few mins. Set aside
  3. Add a little olive oil and the kale. Cover and steam for 5-7 mins until wilted and cooked. Set aside
  4. In the same pan, add the water and faro. cover and cook (follow the directions….mine took about 20-25 mins).
  5. Mix all of the ingredients together with the blue cheese.



About ds331

A lifelong vegetarian. A foodie. Can there be such a thing? Some restauranteurs don't seem to think so...but many of my veggie friends and family have a little something or two to teach them.
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