This warm barley beetroot salad has it all, crunchy cashew bits, pomegranate arils and is tossed in a tangy lime and olive oil. Perfect for a week-day lunch!
Winter is nearly here for us and we can feel the Mercury plummeting few more degree lower. I reckon in the coming two weeks, waking up in the morning will be a challenge. well it doesn’t get that harsh here as compared to other parts of the world but it gets to the nerve at some point of time.
Now with this season comes a whole different range of produce altogether, varieties of root vegetables are flooded into the market and our cravings for warm food start to begin.
The slow cooker is dusted, warm broths fill up the pots, soups and warm wintery salads becomes our comfort food. I have in the past never ever appreciated whole heartedly the changing of seasons, it’s beauty and its bountiful supply that I have more recently started appreciating these days.I admit the realisation came to me bit late but it’s always never too late if one makes a conscious effort to learn new things. Appreciating the seasons change & the seasons produce makes one feel so happy and enriching and not only that I have truly started enjoying the real taste of the produce.
Some of you may recall seeing this barley salad on my Instagram feed over the summer, I feel barley is versatile enough to be served warm or at room temperature, as in this terrific salad with beetroot, coriander and pomegranate arils.. Barley gives this salad it’s heartiness, and it’s loaded with fiber and nutrients that help you feel full. It’s chewy, nutty, and heart-healthy, so it’s a win. It cooks up in about 20 minutes or less, then it’s tossed with the other ingredients and some olive oil. So easy, and so good!I adore the beets in this salad, beets + pomegranates are such a great combo and they’re obviously beautiful too!
For the dressing I went with my standard lime and olive oil.This is honestly one of my favorite salad dressings. It’s simple, but full of just the right amount of sweet and tangy flavors, making a gorgeous composed salad with lively flavors and textures.
A great a side dish or a complete meal! The deep flavors in this lush and hearty dish are too good for anyone to pass up. Sometimes I simply love to have it with a grilled fish and some canned lentils and spring onion tossed in. Hope you give it try and tag me .. love to hear from my lovely reader always..
HOW TO MAKE WARM BARLEY SALAD WITH BEETROOT
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