Hello, lovely readers. I miss blogging, baking cakes whenever I want.. Honestly, I have no idea how some new-mums manage to post often. May be their husbands or sisters cook, take photos and then write posts. 😀 Even if you don’t know what mom has been up to all day, just believe me she is often so busy! There are endless tasks – feeding, playing, caring, plus laundry, cooking.. Motherhood turned out wonderful, emotional, sometimes crazy and difficult; so I still need to organize this new life somehow..
I have always wanted to prepare those colorful and beautifully arranged on a plate salads, that I’ve seen million times on the Internet, but never get a chance to do. Finally, few months back I made it (haha, exactly months, not even weeks). This delicious salad is super healthy and extremely easy to prepare plus it can be made ahead and then reheated, if you wish. I prefer it’s served warm over chilled.
Barley and Vegetables salad
pearl barley, cooked
roasted red and yellow pepper
cherry tomatoes, sliced
sliced red onion, fresh or pickled
fresh chopped parsley
pine and pistachio nuts, chopped, optional
lime or lemon juice
EV olive oil (or your fav veg oil)
salt, pepper to taste
- Arrange barley and all other ingredients on a large serving plate.
- In a small jar combine dressing ingredients, shake well and pour over salad.