Broad bean, barley & mint salad
- Preparation and cooking time
- Plus cooling
- Serves 4 - 6
These little green beans go really well with grains like pearl barley - for a light touch, serve cold with goat's cheese, mint and nuts
For the dressing
- STEP 1
Heat the stock in a medium saucepan until boiling, then add the broad beans and cook for 3 mins until they float. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a bowl and run under cold water to stop them cooking further. Squeeze the beans from their skins, if desired.
- STEP 2
Add the pearl barley to the stock and simmer over a low heat for 40-45 mins until tender. Drain the barley, stir through the mint leaves while still warm, then leave to cool.
- STEP 3
For the dressing, whisk all the ingredients together, season generously and mix into the cooled barley. Serve on a large platter or individual plates, scattered with the radishes, hazelnuts and goat’s cheese.