Please sir, may I have some more?

Parmesan Barley Salad

This salad was so good! I has lots of fiber, protein, antioxidants, healthy fats, complex carbs, and flavor! It can be eaten hot or cold, for lunch or dinner.

Recipe: Makes 2 servings

If you have time, soak the barley for a couple hours. Boil until soft, about 45 minutes.

Meanwhile, pour 1 tsp of EEVO into a pan and saute the chopped garlic and shallot (or onion).

Massage the head of broccolini with sea salt and some EEVO. Chop and throw on top of the garlic and shallot. Saute for 2 or 3 minutes, until bright green (but still firm). Set aside.

Once the barley is soft, drain and transfer to a large mixing bowl. Add 2 tsp EEVO, 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, some sea salt, and stir. Mix in the broccolini, garlic, and shallots. Top with sea salt and fresh ground pepper.

Ingredients –

1/2 shallow or 1/3 cup sweet white onion

1 garlic nugget

1+ tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 head of brocollini

1/2 cup barley


Barley * contains both soluble and insoluble fiber, lots of B3, B1, selenium, iron, magnesium, zinc, antioxidants and phytochemicals!

EVOO * another prime source of MUFAs

Broccolini * full of vitamins and cancer fighting antioxidants

Garlic * also has cancer fighting antioxidants

Shallots * a good source of vitamins A, C, and folate. They also contain the antioxidant flavonoids, which may reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.

4 thoughts on “Please sir, may I have some more?

  1. Yummy! I love a good (NON-MAYO) grain/pasta salad including greens. It’s such a perfect meal. Could you just replace the broccolini with broccoli, or some other grain? Lovely recipe, as per usual. Glad to see you back hon. 🙂

  2. New reader to the blog.

    That looks way tasty-though I can never find broccolini anywhere nearby. Alas, it always makes things feel so much fancier…

    Really had to comment because I was so pumped to see one of the Al-Kitaab books in the background there. I have so many memories-good and bad-of Maha and Khalid.

  3. That looks so yummy! I’ve never tried broccolini before, but I’m starting to think I’m missing out on something good. I can see myself making this with some brown rice or quinoa, too. Thanks for the recipe! 😀

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