What’s Cooking?… Barley Tabouleh.
I really like Tabouleh but I wanted to make something a bit different. I have to confess I don’t have great memories of pearl barley as a child. It only seemed to be used in soup and although my mother is an excellent cook this was not a favorite. The smell and the texture I found most unpleasant. Fast forward to recent times and having tried it as a salad experience pearl barley is excellent. It has a very nice texture, delicate flavour and holds it shape well in a salad.
This is how I do it.
When the barley has cooled, add to the parsley mix. Mix the lemon juice , olive oil and seasonings. Mix through the salad. Lastly cut the tomatoes into 1 cm dice and gently fold through. Enjoy.