Barley and pomegranate salad

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By Yotam Ottolenghi

Published 2010

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You’ll be surprised by how simple this salad is to make, considering how spectacular it tastes. I can almost promise that it is going to become a daily affair! It will go well with Fried leeks as well as many fatty cuts of meat.


  • 200 g pearl barley
  • 6 celery sticks (leaves picked and reserved), cut into small dice
  • 60


Rinse the barley with cold water, then place in a medium saucepan and cover with plenty of fresh water. Simmer for 30–35 minutes, or until tender but still with a bite.

Drain the barley and transfer to a mixing bowl. While it is still hot, add the celery, olive oil, vinegar, garlic, allspice and some salt and pepper. Stir, then leave to cool down completely.

Once cool, add the h