Sweet potato and pearl barley salad recipe

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  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 45 mins to cook
  • 250 calories / serving
  • Healthy
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Cut the sweet potatoes into 3cm-thick slices and boil in water for 5-8 minutes until just cooked, but still with a bit of bite. Add the beans for the last 2-3 minutes. Drain and cool, then peel the skins off the sweet potato and cut into chunks.

Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large saucepan and fry the onion, garlic, chilli and rosemary for 5 minutes until soft.

Add the barley and 600ml (1pt) boiling water. Simmer uncovered for 25-30 minutes until tender. Allow to cool.

Add the beans and sweet potato to the barley.

Whisk the dressing ingredients together and pour over.

Chill until ready to serve.

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  • Ingredients

  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 100g green beans
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • ½ onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • ½ red chilli, de-seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 sprig of rosemary
  • 175g pearl barley
  • 1tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2tsp runny honey
  • 1tsp wholegrain mustard
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  • Calories
    250
    13%
  • Sugar
    8g
    9%
  • Fat
    4.5g
    7%
  • Saturates
    0.6g
    3%
  • Salt
    0.1g
    2%
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