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Coriander-Carrot Grain Bowls with Cilantro-Honey Dressing

Coriander-Carrot Grain Bowls with Cilantro-Honey Dressing

Coriander and cumin-roasted carrots with rye berries and pistachios tossed in a zippy cilantro-honey dressing. This fiber-packed grain bowl is a perfect make-ahead option for a light, but filling lunch or dinner.
Course Entree
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 3/4 cup dry whole rye berries farro, or wheat berries
  • 1 lb. rainbow carrots scrubbed and tops trimmed, halved at a diagonal
  • 3 Tbsp. avocado or olive oil divided
  • 1/2 tsp. ground coriander
  • 3/4 tsp. ground cumin divided
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt divided
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. minced shallots
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • 1 Tbsp. finely chopped cilantro leaves plus more for garnish
  • Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped pistachios
  • 3 Tbsp. pomegranate arils


  • Cook rye berries in a large saucepan of boiling salted water until tender, about 60 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  • While grains cook, preheat oven to 425°F. Toss carrots in 1 Tablespoon of the oil, coriander, 1/2 tsp. of the cumin, and 1/2 tsp. of the salt. Place in a single layer on a foil-lined baking sheet. Roast, tossing occasionally, until carrots are tender, about 40 minutes.
  • Place remaining 2 Tablespoons oil, 1/4 tsp. cumin, 1/2 tsp. salt, lemon juice, shallots, honey, and black pepper in a large bowl; whisk to combine. Let stand 15 minutes. Stir in chopped cilantro, cooked grains, and carrots.
  • Divide evenly onto each of four plates. Sprinkle pistachios and pomegranate arils evenly over top. Garnish with extra cilantro, if desired.