Pearl Barley Salad and roasted veg

Pearl Barley Salad and roasted veg

Pearl barley is my favourite out of all the grains. I can’t get enough of it, it has a bit more texture than cous cous and less gritty than quinoa. I always have a jar of it to spare but it does tend to be used up very quickly….

Ingredients

  • 250g Pearl barley
  • 1400ml vegetable stock
  • 3 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  •  1 Courgette, cut into wedges
  • 1 Sweet potato, cut into wedges
  • 2 red onions, peeled and cut into wedges
  • 2 tbsp Thyme
  • 1/2 red chilli, diced finely
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Garlic clove, diced finely

Preparation

The night before:

  1. Pre heat oven to 180 degrees.
  2. In a roasting tray, combine the sweet potato, onion and courgette and sprinkle over Thyme, Balsamic vinegar and olive oil.
  3. Roast in oven for approx 30 mins until vegetables are tender.
  4. Bring stock to simmering point in a pan.
  5. Add Pearl barley and cook for approx 35 mins until tender.
  6. Drain and leave aside

Before serving:

  1. Make the dressing, combine lemon juice, chilli, olive oil and garlic.
  2. Mix through pearl barley.

This is a lovely summer salad and the chilli helps adds a bit of a kick to the lemon juice dressing. Hope you enjoy!

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