Monday Munch: Beetroot & Kale Pearl Barley Salad

I’m writing this on my lunch break and I just had to sit down and share this recipe with you – nothing I invent ever turns out good EXCEPT FOR THIS.

I’ve neglected this blog a bit recently and want to try posting about a wider range of things; if you’re a fan of the moping, woe-is-me stuff then do stay tuned because I can always find time to mope.

For now, I’m introducing Monday Munch, a dedicated recipe post every Monday. So let’s start now because September is a time for change and new starts.

You will need:

  • Four ready cooked beetroots
  • Feta
  • Handful of kale
  • Two red peppers (we all know the other colours suck)
  • Pearl barley
  • Sprinkle of whatever seeds you fancy
  • Garlic
  • Coriander
  • Lemon
  • Paprika

What you’ll need to do:

  1. Get cooking the pearl barley because it takes 90 mins to cook – what the hell is it made of? I mean wheat surely. But give me a break.
  2. Fry the kale in olive oil, paprika and a squeeze of lemon. Add salt and set aside.
  3. Fry red peppers and beetroot with garlic, ensuring all three are chopped to sizes your grandma would be proud of.
  4. Chop up the feta with coriander, and mix all ingredients together in a huge bowl, that makes you feel like you’ve made a potion.
  5. 10 years later, add the pearl barley and mix. Season, of course.
  6. Sprinkle over the seeds.

It’s as easy as that. Goats cheese would also be delicious if you so desire. Ooh and walnuts.

Quantities of ingredients depends on how much you’re making – the beauty being that you can add as little or as much as you want.

This makes a simple, cheap and healthy lunch and it beets any other lunch recipe I’ve made before. Ha ha ha.



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