Tricolour Cous Cous Salad. Serves 4: - 200g Cous cous (dry weight), cooked. - 250g Cherry Tomatoes, halved. - 2 Avocados, peeled, stoned, chopped. - 150g Ball Mozzarella, torn into chunks. - Handful of rocket and/or spinach leaves. To dress: 1 tbsp Pesto, Juice of half a lemon, Good drizzle olive oil. Top with basil and black pepper. For a main course, serve with warm wholemeal pitta breads and some homemade hummous (chickpeas + garlic + lemon juice = easy peasey hoummous).
Barley is one of those wonderful grains that doesn't get the attention it deserves. With a chewy texture and nutty flavor, barley is a delicious whole grain that can be used in a number of ways, way beyond the classic Beef and Barley Soup. It is also a very nutritious and healthy food, with lots of fiber and a number of trace minerals like selenium, manganese and phosphorus.