Yet another variation of the ‘hearty salad with healthy grains‘ theme. This recipe came from 101 Cookbooks and will almost certainly be a new addition to my repertoire. A big bowl of salad, with goats’ cheese, almonds and chewy barley, all doused in an orange and parmesan dressing.
Not only is this perfect for a packed lunch – try spooning the barley in first and topping with the salad leaves so that they don’t go soggy in transit – or skip the goats’ cheese and this would be lovely with a nice piece of trout.
Recipe (I made a few changes to the original recipe. I used barley instead of farro (only because I couldn’t find it) and I think next time I’ll soften the shallots in the oliveoil first as the flavour was a little overpowering.)