1 cup pearl barley
¾ cup dried cranberries
¾ cup chopped walnuts
125g smooth Feta cheese, cut into small cubes
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
salt & pepper to taste
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 clove of garlic, crushed
½ tablespoon honey
Whisk all ingredients together to combine.
Wash pearl barley, then place in a large saucepan. Add three cups of water and bring to the boil over medium heat (with lid on). Reduce heat slightly and simmer for approximately 40 minutes, or until barley is tender and nearly all the water has evaporated. Remove barley from the heat. Set aside to cool (this takes awhile).
When cool stir in salad dressing then add cranberries, chopped walnuts, cubed Feta; chopped chives and salt and pepper to taste. Serves 4. Store cooled barley in refrigerator. When ready to assemble, stir through salad dressing, then add dried cranberries, chopped walnuts, Feta cubes, chopped fresh chives and salt and pepper to taste. Serves 4.