Steak, roasted pepper & pearl barley salad

Steak, roasted pepper & pearl barley salad

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins

Easy

Serves 2
A vibrant salad packed with yellow and red peppers, colourful onion, beef cooked to your liking and healthy grains

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal498
  • fat17g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs48g
  • sugars13g
  • fibre6g
  • protein38g
  • salt0.2g
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Ingredients

  • 85g pearl barley, rinsed
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and cut into strips
  • 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and cut into strips
  • 1 red onion, cut into 8 wedges, leaving root intact
  • 1 tbsp olive oil, plus a little extra
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 large lean steak, around 300g, trimmed of any excess fat
    Steak

    Steak

    Stayk

    Steak is essentially a boneless thick or thin slice of red meat, cut across the grain of a large…

  • ½ x 100g bag watercress, roughly chopped
    Watercress

    Watercress

    wort-er-cress

    With deep green leaves, and crisp, paler stems, watercress is related to mustard and is one of…

  • juice ½ lemon, plus wedges to serve (optional)
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

Method

  1. Put the pearl barley in a large pan of water. Bring to the boil and cook vigorously for 25-30 mins or until tender. Drain thoroughly and transfer to a bowl.

  2. Meanwhile, heat oven to 200C/ 180C fan/gas 6. Put the peppers on a baking tray with the onion wedges, toss in 1 tbsp olive oil and roast for about 20 mins until tender.

  3. While the peppers are roasting, rub the steak with a little bit of oil and season. Cook in a non-stick frying pan for 3-4 mins each side, or to your liking. Set aside to rest for a few mins. Mix the cooked peppers and onions into the barley. Stir though the watercress, lemon juice and some seasoning. Thinly slice the steaks, place on top of the salad and serve with lemon wedges, if you like.

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Comments (3)

esmall's picture
5

I added some halved chestnut mushrooms to the vegetables in the roasting tin - worked a treat! Nice, easy and tasty recipe.

Gus64's picture

Nice recipe, very simple. The salad is particularly good - zingy and refreshing, and could be done with lots of other things such as chicken or barbecued meat. I used saimaa81's tip and used vegetable stock in the barley which worked really well.

saimaa81's picture
5

Quick and healthy supper. I cooked the pearl barley in vegetable stock for extra flavour.

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