Sacred Salad

Serves 4-6 Prep Time 20 minutes   Cook Time 30 minutes   Rated:

Apparently the origin of this salad is based around the ingredients that represent the seven sacred foods of Israel as mentioned in the Torah. So I guess we are looking at barley (or you could use freekah or even quinoa), figs, grapes, olives, pomegranate, plus everything else that is contained in this amazingly delicious combo.

I was a little hesitant on the idea of the inclusion of dried figs to be honest, but we absolutely loved this salad in our house. Imagine throwing all of this goodness into a bowl and then dressing it with a wonderful vinaigrette. It couldn't be more simple, and frankly, this will be a regular feature on our menu! Enjoy.

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Need

Do

1  

Place pearl barley into the Thermomix basket, rinse with water. Pour 1 litre of water into the Thermomix bowl and insert basket. Season chicken with salt and pepper and place into a lined Varoma dish and tray. Set into position. Cook 30 min/Varoma/speed 4. Slice chicken and set aside. Tip drained barley into a bowl. Set aside.

2  

Drain the Thermomix bowl. To make the Balsamic Vinaigrette place garlic into the Thermomix bowl. Chop 3 sec/speed 6. Add remaining ingredients and blend 20 sec/speed 6. Pour over barley and stir to combine.

3  

While the barley and chicken are cooking, assemble the salad on a large serving platter, starting with the salad leaves and building up until you have the cooked barley and chicken to add.

4  

This keeps well for one day if you don't dress the salad greens; leave them seperate if you plan on eating it over a couple of days.

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