Barley Salad with Dried Cherries, Feta, Grilled Pork & Sautéed Spinach

Barley Salad with Dried Cherries, Feta, Grilled Pork & Sautéed Spinach

This delicious salad is chock-a-block full of flavour. Pull this recipe out your back pocket at a dinner party to satiate your guests and become the new chef on the block.

Makes
4
  • Ingredients

    Sautéed Spinach:

    1 Tbsp canola oil (15 mL)

    4 cups baby spinach (1 L)

    Dressing:

    1/4 cup canola oil (60 mL)

    1 Tbsp lemon juice (15 mL)

    1 Tbsp fresh chopped mint (15 mL)

    1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley (15 mL)

    Barley:

    2 Tbsp canola oil (30 mL)

    2 shallots, minced (2)

    1 ½ cups pearl barley, rinsed (375 mL)

    3 ½ cups no-salt added vegetable stock (875 mL)

    1 tsp (5 mL) kosher salt

    Salad:

    1 cup cooked kernel corn (250 mL)

    1/3 cup dried cherries (75 mL)

    12 oz grilled pork tenderloin, cubed (340 g)

    4 oz crumbled feta cheese (120 g)

     

  • Directions

    Sautéed Spinach:

    1. Heat oil in a skillet set over medium heat. Add spinach and cook, stirring frequently, until wilted. Remove from heat and let cool. Season with salt and pepper.

    Dressing:

    1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisk to mix. Season with salt and pepper.

    Barley:

    1. Heat oil over medium-low heat in a large heavy pot with a lid; add shallots and cook, stirring frequently, until lightly browned.
    2. Add barley to pot and cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute. Add stock to pot and bring to a boil; cover with lid, reduce heat to low and cook for about 40 minutes.
    3. Remove from heat, drain any excess liquid, fluff with a fork and let cool.

    Salad:

    1. Combine spinach, barley, corn, cherries, pork and feta in a large bowl and stir to mix. Drizzle generously with dressing, stirring to evenly mix. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.

Nutritional Analysis

Servings
4
Calories
544
Total Fat
23.3g
Saturated Fat
5 g
Cholesterol
57 mg
Sodium
241 mg
Carbohydrates
53 g
Fiber
10 g
Sugars
10.8 g
Protein
27 g
Potassium
679 mg