For hearty stews, comforting soups and veggie pies, check out our tasty pearly barley recipes.
Try something new with this warming toasted barley tea recipe
This authentic Irish stew takes care of itself, leaving you with more time to enjoy the craic with your guests. Tender lamb cutlets are seared then thrown into a pot with stock, potatoes, carrots, leeks, onions, pearl barley, then cabbage. Serve with spring onions and parsley for fresh contrast.
Try a new twist on a classic risotto recipe by using budget-friendly pearl barley
We've swapped pasta for hearty sweet potatoes in this veggie take on a classic lasagne recipe
Jamie Oliver says, "Tuning in with the seasons means you can make this beautiful soup all year round and it'll always taste different – it never gets old!"
Embrace the colder evenings with this wonderfully warming pearl barley one-pot. Sweet carrots, bacon, hearty lentils and goat's cheese are baked until tender and drizzled with sharp balsamic vinegar for a midweek main that will really break the norm
A hearty steak pie that can be prepared ahead and pulled out of the freezer when it's needed – the perfect Christmas meal for all the family
Nutty pearl barley pairs perfectly with a honey dressing and an array of sweet roasted veg to make this beautiful Easter dish... It also happens to be vegetarian and dairy-free!
Simmered slowly with lemon, this homemade barley water is the perfect way to quench your thirst this summer and a great alternative to sugary soft drinks
Whether you're having a romantic dinner for two or you simply want to make this just for yourself, this spicy salmon is a great dish to add to your midweek repertoire, marinated with piri piri spices and combined with pearl barley and charred avocado
This wonderfully vibrant salad is packed with spring flavours, including succulent lamb, sweet and earthy root vegetables and fresh mint
For a hearty family dinner try this rustic pearl barley and Cumberland sausage stew. It's packed with a medley of vegetables for a delicious dish that's perfect for sharing on chilly nights
We've given classic Scottish haggis a vegetarian twist with this gorgeous lentil, barley, parsnip and mushroom packed meat-free bake. Serving with neeps and tatties and a rich mushroom gravy tops off this traditional Burn's Night main perfectly
Thick-cut smoked ham and hearty pearl barley combine with fragrant herbs in this delicious, flavourful one-pot recipe. Serve with steamed greens for the perfect meal to keep the winter chills at bay
This hearty one-pot meal is packed full of healthy root vegetables and nutty barley
Try this fantastic risotto made with pearl barley, chicken, leeks and mushrooms for a delicious, healthy and hearty meal.
These warming veggie hotpots not only look fantastic but they taste great; add some fun with the kids with a side of snowman toasties!
Andrew MacKenzie uses this dish to get his kids to try different vegetables.
With its velvety texture and delicate flavour, squash is great for one pot cooking, this delicious roast butternut squash is the perfect midweek supper.
This easy one-pot recipe is a real crowd-pleaser. It uses pearl barley, which soaks up all the flavours from the chicken, bacon and white wine. With plenty of veg and loads of fresh herbs too, it's the perfect winter warmer.
This recipe contains pearl barley, unlike hulled barley, pearl barley has had the bran and husk removed
This warming winter dish is left to simmer for 25 minutes, to bring out all the sweet flavours of leek and fluff up the pearl barley - the result is a bowl of soup so comforting, you'll want it for lunch the next day too!
You really can't beat a bowl of steaming veg-packed soup – this hearty supper is crammed with carrots, celery, tomatoes and spinach, and topped with a dollop of pesto for a zesty finish.