Maple Roasted Feta with Sweet Potatoes, Farro & Kale

Roasted feta becomes deliciously creamy & melty. And, it’s especially delicious when you add in a bit of pure maple syrup, and toss it with roasted sweet potatoes, farro and kale. 

Thanks to my Baked Feta Pasta with Lamb & Calabrian Chiles, I’ve discovered that feta cheese becomes amazingly delicious when you bake it. 

While that pasta dish is amazing, I wanted to switch things up a bit… 

And this is the perfect dish for Fall. 

Maple Roasted Feta with Farro, Kale & Sweet Potatoes 

It’s comforting. 

It’s warming. 

It’s dressed up with a fall favorite flavor – maple. 

Not only am I roasting that block of feta with maple, but I’m adding it to the dressing as well. 

Guys, as much as you’re going to love that roasted feta, you’re going to love the dressing even more! 

Block of roasted feta next to syrup bottle.

Lemon Tahini Dressing with Garlic & Maple 

Rich tahini, swirled together with lemon, for that perfect hint of acidity, garlic, for that perfect bite, and pure maple syrup for that hint of sweetness that it’s begging for… 

It’s very similar to the dressing that I use for this Cauliflower Salad with Roasted Chickpeas & Quinoa

Of course, the maple syrup you’re using matters in this recipe. If you’ve got some in your refrigerator, look at the label. If you see more than one ingredient, it’s not pure maple syrup. I’m using 100% pure maple syrup from Canada. This natural sweetener has an unmatched flavor that adds a beautiful depth and complexity to this dish. You’ll know the real maple difference when you taste it! 

Wine pairings for maple roasted feta with sweet potatoes and farro:

  • A light-red wine works well with this dish. Try a Grenache, Gamay or Barbera d’Alba.
  • Gewürztraminer and Riesling are great pairings for the delicate spices in this dish. 

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Block of roasted feta on bed of farro, sweet potatoes and kale.
Close up of bowl of roasted feta tossed with vegetables.

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Roasted feta tossed with farro, sweet potatoes and kale in white bowl.

Maple Roasted Feta with Sweet Potatoes, Farro & Kale

Feta becomes deliciously creamy & melty when you roast it. And, it’s especially delicious when you add in a bit of pure maple syrup, and toss it with roasted sweet potatoes, farro and kale.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

Farro:

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1 cup farro (rinsed)
  • 3 cups chicken broth (or vegetable broth)

Roasted Sweet Potatoes:

  • 3 medium sweet potatoes (cut into 1” cubes (about 4 cups))
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)

Roasted Feta:

  • 1 7-ounce slab feta (blotted dry)
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon pure maple syrup from Canada

Tahini Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic (grated or minced)
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup from Canada
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 1-2 tablespoons water (if needed)

To Finish:

  • 3 cups finely chopped kale (about 1 small bunch)
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  • In a small pot, heat olive oil over medium-low heat. Add the garlic and cook for about 30 seconds, just until fragrant. Add the rinsed farro and stir, allowing it to toast for about 1 minute. Pour in broth and bring to a boil. Cook for 30-35 minutes, uncovered, until most of the liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat, cover with a lid and set aside.
  • Combine sweet potatoes, olive oil and spices in a large bowl. Toss to combine.
  • Spread potatoes evenly on a baking sheet, and season with salt and pepper. Bake for 35 minutes, until crispy and golden.
  • Meanwhile, line a small ovenproof dish or saute pan with foil and place the feta on top. Drizzle with olive oil. Once the sweet potatoes have been in the oven for 20 minutes, add the feta to the oven and cook for the last 15 minutes of cooking time.
  • Remove the sweet potatoes and feta from the oven and preheat the broiler to high. Drizzle the feta with the maple syrup. Broil until the top of the cheese browns and just starts to bubble.
  • Add the kale to the bowl that the potatoes were in along with 1 TBSP olive oil and a sprinkle of salt. Then use your hands to gently massage for 1-2 minutes, until tender. Set aside.
  • Make the dressing by whisking together tahini, lemon juice, garlic, maple syrup.  Add extra water if needed to thin. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
  • Add the sweet potatoes and farro to the bowl with the kale and toss to combine. Top with cranberries, parsley, and dressing then mix to combine.
  • Serve on a platter, topped with roasted feta. Enjoy. 
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Equipment

Baking Sheet
Large Bowl
Small Pan

Nutrition

Calories: 647kcal | Carbohydrates: 93g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 773mg | Potassium: 1224mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 29220IU | Vitamin C: 84mg | Calcium: 189mg | Iron: 4mg

I teamed up with Pure Maple from Canada to bring you this post. As always, all opinions are my own.

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