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    Seeded barley salad with feta dressing

    • Preparation time: 10 minutes
    • Cooking time: 45 minutes
    • Total time: 55 minutes 55 minutes

    Ingredients

    100g pearl barley
    50g Waitrose Love Life Mixed Seeds
    25g pack fresh basil
    ½ x 25g pack fresh mint
    Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
    50g pack Waitrose Love Life Mixed Roasted Almonds, chopped
    50g pack Good 4U Super Sprouts
    1 large avocado, peeled, stoned, cubed
    50g wild rocket leaves, roughly chopped
    125g feta cheese
    200ml natural yogurt 

    Method

    1. Place the pearl barley in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to a simmer and cook for 40-45 minutes until very tender, adding more boiling water if required. Drain and leave to cool.

    2. In the meantime, place the mixed seeds in a dry frying pan and cook over a gentle heat until golden. Set aside to cool.

    3. Tear the basil leaves and chop the mint. Place the cooled pearl barley in a large serving bowl and stir through the herbs, toasted seeds, lemon zest, almonds, sprouts, avocado and rocket.

    4. For the dressing, place the feta, yogurt and lemon juice in a food processor and whizz until you have fairly smooth dressing. Taste and add a little more lemon juice if needed. Spoon the barley salad into serving bowls, drizzle over the dressing and serve.

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    Cook’s tip

    Save time by using a pouch of cooked grains in place of the barley, such as Waitrose Love Life Spelt, Quinoa, Red Rice & Wild Rice.  

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