Warm beetroot, chicken and barley salad

A hearty meal packed with fibre. Serves 4


  • 2 cups (500ml) pearl barley
  • 6 medium PnP beetroots, trimmed
  • 2 Tbsp. (30ml) lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. (5ml) lemon zest
  • 2 Tbsp. (30ml) PnP mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. (5ml) Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup (60ml) PnP canola oil
  • 2 Tbsp. (30ml) fresh parsley, chopped
  • Milled pepper
  • ½ PnP roast chicken, shredded
  • 200g PnP green beans, trimmed and blanched


  1. Place barley in a large pot and cover with 4 cups (1L) water.
  2. Bring to a boil.
  3. Cook until tender (about 25-30 minutes).
  4. Rinse with cold water and drain. Set aside.
  5. Boil beetroots in lightly salted water until tender (about 30 minutes).
  6. Peel and slice into eighths.
  7. Whisk lemon juice, zest, mayo, mustard and oil in a medium bowl until emulsified.
  8. Add parsley and season with pepper.
  9. Toss together barley, chicken, green beans and dressing, top with beetroot, and serve.

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