Pearl barley tabouleh and lemon barley water

Pearl barley tabouleh and lemon barley water

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From
Mr Wilkinson's Simply Dressed Salads
Serves
4
Makes
1 litre lemon barley water
Photographer
Jacqui Melville

The base concept of this tabouleh comes from my mate David Moyle, when we were joint head chefs for a little while at Circa, in Melbourne. The lemon barley water comes from the Mrs, and is a great refreshing drink any time of the year. You can change the grains around if you wish, but you’ll miss out on making the lovely drink.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
1 head witlof, thinly sliced
2 large handfuls curly parsley, washed and chopped
2 tablespoons Dukkah
60g cauliflower, shredded using a grater or mandoline
2 french shallots, finely diced
220g pearl barley
5 lemons
40ml olive oil

Method

  1. In a bowl, place the witlof, parsley, dukkah, cauliflower and shallot. Set aside.
  2. Take a really big pot and pour in 3 litres water. Add the barley and bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 22–26 minutes, or until cooked. Take off the heat.
  3. Strain the barley liquid into a bowl and set aside. Spread the grains on a tray to cool, then mix the cooled grains through the cauliflower mixture.
  4. Peel the skin from the lemons, avoiding the bitter white pith, then add the lemon skin to the barley cooking liquid. Juice three of the lemons and add the juice to the barley liquid; juice the remaining two lemons and add the juice to the cauliflower mixture. Drizzle with the olive oil, then gently mix together. Season with salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper… and there’s ya tabouleh!
  5. Let the barley liquid cool, then strain into a jug. Keep in the fridge and consume within 5 days. Enjoy your lemon barley water with some ice.
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