Sweet n' Sour Barley with Avocado

While spending some time in Zurich last week I had to try one of the delicious lunches from Lunchclub.ch. (if you don't know them and you work in ZH, go have a look at their homepage) It was a combination of barley with hazelnuts, cranberries and avocado. As I was flying on that day, I took the lunch with me to the airplane and even up in the sky the lunch was just amazing. So back home in Singapore I had to come up with something similar. The result is a fresh summer salad to keep you cool during hot weather.

INGREDIENTS (1 portion)

  • 60g raw lentils
  • 30g raw barley
  • 1/2 Avocado
  • 1/2 Lemon, juice
  • 1 medium capsicum
  • Handful blueberries
  • 1 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • Salt & Pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Soak lentils and barley overnight. Rinse them and cook in 3 times water until soft. Add water if necessary
  2. Cut capsicum and avocado in little cubes and mix with olive oil, balsamic vinegar and lemon juice
  3. Mix all ingredients in a bowl and add salt & pepper

This recipe is also perfect if you are invited to a BBQ party and you want to bring a healthy and refreshing side dish. Replace capsicum with any vegetable you like.

I'm not using only barley as the addition of lentils adds some extra iron and protein to the dish.