Black Cod with Sautéed Spring Raab and Farro: Seasonal Chef Recipe


Spring raab is making it’s first appearance at your local farmers market. It’s a younger version of broccoli raab, but with several differences: the floret heads are much smaller, leaves tender and taste mild and delicious. Raw in salads or cooked briefly, you have a healthy leafy green and can’t be beat.  Click here to read more about spring raab.

Seasonal Chef Recipe: Sautéed Spring Raab and Farro

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Spring raab cooks up in a snap and is a perfect leafy green to go with any dish. Add your favorite grain and you have a hearty salad.


  • 1 cup farro
  • Kosher salt
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 bunches of spring raab, chopped 1/2" pieces
  • 1 large garlic, sliced thinly
  • Ground black pepper
  • 1 bunch chives, sliced thinly, about 1/2 cup


  1. Bring a small pot of water to boil and add 1 teaspoon salt for every 4 cups of water. Add the farro and lower the heat to a medium boil. Set your timer for 17 minutes. The farro should be al dente, not mushy.
  2. In a medium size sauté pan heat 2 tablespoons of oil over medium heat. Add the sliced garlic. Once it sizzles add the spring raab. Sauté for 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and cover.
  3. Once the farro is done cooking drain and add to the spring raab. Toss to combine.
  4. Taste for seasoning and add salt, pepper and olive oil as needed. Add the chives, toss again and serve.


Adding a protein is easy. While the farro is cooking season your favorite fish filet and bake for 10-15 minutes. An easy dinner in under 30 minutes!


About Author

Seasonal Chef blogger Maria Reina comes to the world of food as a third career, spending a great portion of her adult life in the field of Human Resources. With her private company Bella Cucina Maria she is a personal chef, caterer and recreational cooking class teacher in Westchester. She's an avid food television watcher and cookbook collector, always looking for a new take on a traditional dish. In her free time she loves hanging out at local farmer's markets, chatting it up with the farmers and doing cooking demos with their seasonal ingredients. In addition to her blog, which is loaded with easy recipes, you can follow her on Facebook (Bella Cucina Maria), Twitter (Bellacucinam), Instagram (Bellacucinam) and Pinterest (Bellacucinam).

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