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Pearl Barley with Harissa Spiced Roasted Vegetables and Feta Cheese
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hr

A lovely, warming but light vegetarian dish, ready under an hour!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Fusion
Keyword: greek yogurt, harissa, mint, pearl barley, roasted vegetables
  • 100 gram pearl barley washed and cooked
  • 200 gram cubed butternut squash
  • 150 gram chestnut mushrooms cut into quarters
  • 2 medium yellow bell peppers sliced
  • 1 small aubergine sliced
  • 1 large pomegranate's seeds
  • 200 gram feta cheese crumbled
  • 2 medium lemons
  • 200 gram full fat greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp harissa spices
  • 1/4 tsp freshly grounded nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh mint chopped
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Preheat the oven to 175C 

    Place the vegetables in a baking dish and sprinkle with olive oil, harissa spices and ground nutmeg, if you want add some salt and pepper too. 

    Cook the pearl barley: wash them first, place them into a pan, add cold water and cook until they are al dente. Normally around 30 minutes.

    pearl barley rested veg harissa
  2. Roast for 20 minutes, then turn them over and roast for another 5 minutes turning up the heat to grill. They should be soft on the inside but golden and crispy looking.

    pearl barley roasted veg harissa
  3. Mix the yogurt with the crushed garlic, 1 tbsp mint and the juice of half a lemon. 

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  4. Leave the vegetables to cool, then gently mix them with the pearl barley. Toss in the olive oil and the other half of the lemon's juice Add the herbs too along with the feta cheese. When serving, drizzle with some more lemon juice, sprinkle with pomegranate seeds and add the greek yogurt dressing.

    pearl barley roasted veg harissa