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Spinach and pearl barley salad with goat’s curd and spiced oil

You'll need

60 gm (¼ cup) pearl barley 600 gm (about 3 bunches) English spinach, roots trimmed and discarded, washed 1 lemon, zested rind only 200 gm goat’s curd 60 ml (¼ cup) extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra to drizzle 2 tbsp each of coriander seeds and cumin seeds To serve: lemon wedges


  • 01
  • Place pearl barley in a saucepan, cover with cold water and bring to the boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until tender (20-30 minutes). Drain and cool to room temperature.
  • 02
  • Heat a frying pan over medium heat, add spinach, cover and cook until just wilted (1-2 minutes), then refresh under cold running water. Squeeze out excess water, combine in a bowl with barley and lemon rind and season to taste. Arrange on a serving platter, spoon over goat’s curd and set aside.
  • 03
  • Heat olive oil and spices in a small saucepan over low heat until fragrant (4-5 minutes), drizzle over salad and serve immediately with lemon wedges.

At A Glance

  • Serves 6 people
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At A Glance

  • Serves 6 people

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Apr 2009

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