Salad Days- Part II of….

The following salad is, well it must be said, a bit ho-hum.  The toasted pine-nuts stop it being too bland, but I was hoping that the barley would have made it more interesting.  Oh well, perhaps the cleverer cooks out there could do something inspiring with the dressing perhaps?


Barley salad with feta and pine nuts

Barley salad with feta and pine nuts

  • 1 cup pearl barley

Boil with 6 cups of water for 25 min, or until just tender.  Rinse with cold water and drain


  • 1/3 cup toasted pine-nuts (yum)
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives, halved
  • punnet cherry tomatoes, halved
  • several big handfuls of rocket
  • 100g feta
  • drained barley

Make a lemon basil dressing by mixing the following ingredients

  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 tbs white wine vinegar
  • 2 tbs lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup finely cut basil leaves

Add dressing to salad ingredients

Serves 4


About julieinmelbourne

Live in Melbourne born in Adelaide, and thus love Cooper's Pale Ale, Haigh's chocolates and a good Mclaren Vale shiraz. But am now also addicted to 'good' coffee, wearing black, and footy at the MCG
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