Pulsed Broad Bean and Pearl Barley Salad:

This combination of beans and grain, provides all eight essential amino acids for building and repairing your whole body.. very easy and quick to prepare and really tasty as well.


40g (1 ½ oz/scant ¼ cup) pearl barley

1 tsp vegetable stock powder
30g (1/4 oz) broad (fava) beans
2 tbsp olive oil
Juice of ½ lemon
Pinch of Himalayan pink salt
1 small garlic cloves
1 carrot, grated
Pinch of ground cumin
2 tendersteem broccoli florets
½ green chilli, finely sliced
Diagonally, to garnish (optional)


Place the pearl barley and vegetable stock powder in a pan. Add plenty of cold water, bring to the boil. Then simmer for 25-39 minutes, until tender. Drain in colander and set aside.

Place the broad (fava) beans, in a blender with the olive oil, lemon juice and pinch of salt, grate in the garlic and pulse for a 1 minute to form a rough paste.

Transfer the pulsed beans to a bowl and stir in the pearl barley with the carrot, and pinch of cumin.

Meanwhile, steam the broccoli until just tender.

Serve the pulsed bean mixture with the broccoli, garnish with sliced chilli if you like.

Published by DFV Queen

I have develop a passion for natural and healthy life style, starting with a vegan life style including regular exercising each day. Which helped to feel inspired and happy within myself. my diet is very restricted due to severe allergies! When ever a food triggers a hostile response from the body's immune system the result is an allergy attack, which on occasion may be life-threatening although it's relatively simple to identifying problem foods, avoiding them completely is not always easy. My journey with allergies hasn't been easy "but" it has helped me to becomes a stronger person and would like to share and encourage others to never get discouraged, there's always light at the end of the tunnel if you keep persevering.

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