Farro Salad with Falafel Burger, Smoked Tomatoes & Chimichurri Vegan recipe

Farro Salad with Falafel Burger, Smoked Tomatoes & Chimichurri

Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins
Serves 2

This dish was inspired by world famous Portuguese Chef Nuno Mendes and his combining of smoky notes with vibrant green, herby chimichurri, which complements the flavours and textures of the Cauldron Falafel Burger perfectly. Perfect for lunch.


2-3 Cauldron Falafel Burgers
4 plum tomatoes, heritage if possible, halved
¼ tsp liquid smoke
1 tbsp olive oil

Ingredients for the Farro Salad:
1 small aubergine, sliced and chargrilled
100g farro, cooked as per pack instructions, or 100g sachet/cooked pulses and grains such as pearl barley
2 tbsp sun blushed tomatoes, chopped
¼ onion, diced
Small bunch of parsley, chopped
2 handfuls of wild rocket, washed and ready to serve

Ingredients for the Chimichurri:
2 cloves of garlic
¼ onion, finely diced
5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
1 bunch parsley, chopped
1 bunch coriander, chopped
2 tsp fresh oregano leaves, chopped
¼ chilli flakes
Salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C and brush the Cauldron Falafel Burgers with a little oil then cook as per pack instructions.
  2. Place the tomato halves in a bowl and toss with the oil and smoke and a pinch of salt. Place in a sauté pan and cook for 5 minutes or until starting to brown.
  3. Prepare the chimichurri sauce by blitzing the onion, garlic and oil in a food processor. Stir in the remaining ingredients and set aside until needed. Sieve if preferred for a smoother sauce.
  4. Make the salad by combining the farro, sun blushed tomatoes, onion, parsley, rocket and aubergine. Stir in a little of the chimichurri to lightly coat the salad and divide equally onto two serving plates.
  5. When cooked, slice the Cauldron Falafel Burgers in half and pile up with chimichurri, grilled aubergine slices and smoky tomato and serve on a bed of salad with a few halves of smoked tomato. Drizzle with a little extra the chimichurri.
  6. For an extra filling Sunday brunch after a long walk, why not layer more Cauldron Falafel Burger on top to make a tempting tasty stack!