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Gourmet Traveller Signature Collection tableware by Robert Gordon

We’ve teamed up with pottery house Robert Gordon to create a range of tableware – introducing the Gourmet Traveller Signature Collection.

White pearl barley salad with preserved lemon, parsley and celery


You'll need

150 gm white pearl barley (see note) 10 black manzanilla olives, pitted, crushed 1 bunch flat-leaf parsley, coarsely chopped 1 spring onion bulb, shaved widthways 1 celery heart, shaved widthways   Preserved lemon dressing 1 lemon, juice only ½ preserved lemon, rinsed, flesh and pith removed, rind finely chopped 1 garlic clove, finely chopped 60 ml (¼ cup) olive oil

Method

  • 01
  • Cook pearl barley in boiling water until tender (10-15 minutes), drain well, transfer to a bowl and cool.
  • 02
  • Meanwhile, for preserved lemon dressing, combine ingredients in a bowl and season to taste with freshly ground black pepper.
  • 03
  • Combine barley with remaining ingredients, drizzle with dressing, toss gently and serve immediately.

Note White pearl barley is available from David Jones food halls and select delicatessens.


White pearl barley is smaller and whiter than regular pearl barley. This salad would work with many other grains too, such as cracked wheat, freekah or quinoa. Adjust the cooking time if using an alternative. The salad is perfect on its own as a light meal but also suited to accompanying simple pan-fried fish or grilled chicken.

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people
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At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people

Drink Suggestion

Chilled manzanilla sherry.

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Mar 2009

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