Pearl Barley might sound quite new to you, but it’s actually one of the oldest grains. Pearl barley is super healthy. It contains phosphor, many vitamins and it lowers cholesterol.
I made this vegetarian meal with pearl barley, which is easy turned into a vegan mail by skipping the feta cheese at the end.
Ingredients for 4 portions:
1 tbs olive
2 red onions, finely chopped
2 Tbsp garlic, chopped
3 cups fresh spinach
juice of 1 lemon
1 package (2 cups) cooked pearl barley
¼ cup almonds, slivered
½ cup golden raisins
Optional: ½ cup feta cheese, crumbled
Optional: ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley to garnish
Heat the oil in a large pan, add onion and garlic, stirring for 3 minutes. Add spinach and lemon juice and cook (stirring) until spinach is wilted.
Add the cooked barley, almonds and raisins and warm for a couple of minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Serve with feta cheese and/or parsley.
You can take a portion to work the next day as this dish is also great as a salad. Just sprinkle with some more lemon juice as a dressing.