Now, whoever said that a salad could not be a main meal clearly has never had my Barley & Pumpkin Salad with Coconut Dressing.
I am sitting here typing this post totally full as a boot. This salad is SO! filling. Not like ‘Blah I’m full I can’t move’ type feeling which was pretty much me the entire week of Christmas. But rather a ‘Oh I’m so full I feel energised!’ type feeling.
It’s like your body is thanking you with each mouth full of this salad. How could it not be, its filled with such fabulous ingredients. Roasted pumpkin and spanish onions, pearl barely, walnuts, chia and flaxseeds as well as a delicious coconut dressing and a final flourish of ketchup manis… Ok, so the last part isn’t ‘healthy’ per-say but it’s just yum!
I used Pearl Barley in my recipe, but feel free to use Hulled Barely. Hulled Barely is very nutritious, it just takes a but longer to cook (helps to pre-soak) and is also a bit firmer in texture and nuttier (apparently also an appetite suppressant too Info).
If this salad was filling as pearl barely, I am sure the hulled barely would be even more so. I couldn’t even finish my bowl I had it was so filling, a little goes a long way. I’d say as a lunch or light dinner this would feed 4 in my opinion just because its so filling. As a side I reckon it could yield 6… Like I said a little goes a long way!
I do hope your enjoying my Simple Salad Series! Please pop by again next Sunday Yumtastic Simple Salad recipe!
What’s your ALL TIME FAVOURITE salad?
Do you have a ‘go to’ salads recipe you take to a BBQ or friends place?
Did you also over eat during Chrismas?
My Simple Salad Series are recipes I have created on my tastes and palette.You’ll notice that I do not play by the 3:1 rule (3 parts oil to 1 part acid) when it comes to my dressing. This is my preference I prefer a kick of flavour then lots of oil. But that’s me, so if its not for you, just adjust the ratios to your taste. Happy salad eating!
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