Carb Smart 'BLT' Bacon and White Cheddar Farro
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Carb Smart 'BLT' Bacon and White Cheddar Farro

Carb Smart 'BLT' Bacon and White Cheddar Farro

with Spinach and Balsamic Roasted Tomatoes

This recipe has all the flavours of a traditional BLT, but whipped up into a delicious, hearty bowl of grains! Sweet burst tomatoes, spinach, crispy bacon and creamy farro – it's a combo that's sure to turn this sandwich classic into a dinner fit for royalty!

Carb Smart is based on a per serving calculation of the recipe's carbohydrate amount.

Carb Smart

Produced in a facility that processes milk, sesame, eggs, fish, shellfish, crustaceans, mustard, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soybean and sulphites.

Preparation Time30 minutes
Cooking Time


serving amount

100 g

Bacon Strips

½ cup


(Contains Wheat)

113 g

Baby Tomatoes

113 g

Baby Spinach

2 unit

Garlic, cloves

50 g


1 tbsp

White Wine Vinegar

(Contains Sulphites)

½ cup

White Cheddar Cheese, shredded

(Contains Milk)

1 unit

Chicken Broth Concentrate

1 tbsp

Balsamic Vinegar

(Contains Sulphites)

Not included in your delivery

0.13 tsp


0.13 tsp


½ tbsp



Nutrition Values

Calories590 kcal
Fat30 g
Saturated Fat12 g
Carbohydrate46 g
Sugar6 g
Dietary Fiber6 g
Protein23 g
Cholesterol55 mg
Sodium880 mg
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region.


Medium Pot
Measuring Cups
Measuring Spoons
Baking Sheet
Large Non-Stick Pan
Paper Towel
Slotted Spoon


Cook farro

Before starting, preheat the broiler to high. Wash and dry all produce. Add farro, 1 tsp salt and 3 cups water (dbl both for 4 ppl) to a medium pot. Bring to a boil over high heat. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium-low. Cook uncovered until farro is tender, 18-20 min. Reserve 3 tbsp cooking water (dbl for 4 ppl), then drain and return farro to the same pot, off heat.

Blister tomatoes

While farro cooks, add tomatoes and 1/2 tbsp oil (dbl for 4 ppl) to an unlined baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper, then toss to coat. Broil in the middle of oven, until tomatoes burst, 5-6 min. When tomatoes are done, remove the baking sheet from the oven. On the baking sheet, toss tomatoes with balsamic vinegar. Set aside.


While tomatoes broil, peel, then finely chop shallot. Peel, then grate or mince garlic. Roughly chop spinach. Cut bacon into 1-inch pieces.

Cook bacon

Add bacon and 2 tbsp water (dbl for 4 ppl) to a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Cook, flipping occasionally, until crispy, 8-10 min.** Remove the pan from heat. Using a slotted spoon, transfer bacon to a paper towel-lined plate. Set aside. Reserve bacon fat in the pan.

Finish farro

Return the pan with reserved bacon fat to medium, then add shallots and garlic. Cook, stirring often, until softened, 1-2 min. Add white wine vinegar. Cook, stirring often, until slightly reduced, 1-2 min. Add farro, white cheddar cheese, broth concentrate and reserved cooking water to the pan. Stir until combined, then add spinach. (TIP: For 4 ppl, add spinach in 2 batches!) Cook, stirring occasionally, until spinach is wilted and cheese is melted, 2-3 min. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Finish and serve

Divide farro between plates. Top with balsamic roasted tomatoes and bacon.