Yesterday I was watching Sanjeev Kapoors "Cook Smart" on foodfood channel. He described some good recipes with barley. This salad was a amazing fusion of colors and flavor and I tried it out today.
The salad has a unique flavor that blends all the ingredients into one wholesome salad that is filling and healthy.I used some garden fresh mint that made it very aromatic too.
- 1/4 cup barley
- 1 medium size apple
- 1 tbsp chopped mint leaves,parsley and cilantro leaves
- 1/2 tsp honey
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tsp lemon
- 3 tbsp shredded lettuce
- 2 tbsp roasted melon seeds
- 2-3 tbsp apple juice
- salt and pepper to taste
Roast the barley lightly, add 3/4th cup water and pressure cook for 3 whistles and 10 minutes in sim.
Cut the apples in small chuncks. Toast the melon seeds lightly and keep aside. Now in a salad bowl add chopped apple chuncks, cooked barley lettuce and all the above ingredients (greens,honey,olive oil,lemon,apple juice) with salt and pepper to taste.Stir nicely.
Top the salad with the roasted melon seeds and stir lightly. Refridgerate add serve chilled.