Salmon Bowl with Farro, Black Beans and Tahini Dressing

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salmon bowl with tahini dressing recipe
Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Presenting the most delicious way to glow from the inside out (thanks to all the omega-3s in the salmon). This salmon bowl with farro and black beans is not only bursting with nutrients but also hearty and satisfying. And once you try the turmeric-tahini dressing, you’ll never go back to plain old vinaigrette again.


2 tablespoons tahini

Zest and juice of 1 lemon

½ teaspoon turmeric, divided

¼ teaspoon garlic powder

6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

¼ cup farro

½ cup cooked black beans

½ teaspoon cumin

6 ounces salmon

1½ teaspoons smoked paprika

½ teaspoon coriander

4 Boston lettuce leaves

½ avocado, thinly sliced

2 scallions, thinly sliced

¼ Fresno chile, thinly sliced


1. In a small bowl, whisk together the tahini, lemon zest, lemon juice, ¼ teaspoon of the turmeric and the garlic powder. Gradually add 3 tablespoons of the olive oil and whisk until the dressing is thick and well emulsified. Season with salt and pepper.

2. Bring the farro and 1 cup water to a simmer in a small pot over medium heat. Reduce the heat to low and simmer until the farro is very tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Set aside.

3. Combine the beans, 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and the cumin in a small bowl. Set aside.

4. Season the salmon with the smoked paprika, coriander, remaining ¼ teaspoon turmeric, salt and pepper. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a medium-size nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the salmon and cook, undisturbed, until browned on one side and just opaque in the center, about 5 minutes.

5. Place the lettuce leaves in the base of your serving bowl. Top with the farro, black beans and salmon. Garnish with the avocado, scallions and sliced chile; drizzle with the dressing.

Nutrition Facts
  • 1,732 calories

  • 137g fat

  • 81g carbs

  • 59g protein

  • 7g sugars

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