Monday, 2 May 2011

Simple salads 1: Barley salad

Pearl barley is so cheap and widely available, and there is so much more you can do with it besides adding it to soups and stews, like making thirst-quenching lemon barley water or a delicious savoury pilaff. It is high in fibre, selenium, tryptophan (an aminoacid- precursor to protein) and other minerals too.
barley
sundried tomatoes
celery
sweetcorn kernels (cooked)
dried basil
smoked paprika
peanut oil and lime dressing (squeeze lime and shake in a jar with peanut oil)
Use whatever proportions you feel like! Possible adaptation: one of the kids heated up a portion of the salad with some melted cheese and enjoyed it that way.


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