Warm roast veg, lentil and barley salad

Warm roast veg, lentil and barley salad

  • serves 4
  • A little effort

Boost your five a day with this vegetarian recipe. Made with lentils and pearl barley it's filling, fast and easy, making it just right for after work. Plus, it serves four, or two with leftovers for a packed lunch.



  • pearl barley 100g
  • Puy lentils 100g
  • butternut squash 400g, peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • red onion 1, cut into thin wedges
  • garlic 2 cloves with skin on, bruised
  • olive oil
  • courgettes 2, cut into chunks
  • cherry tomatoes 200g
  • sherry vinegar 3 tbsp
  • parsley ½ a small bunch, leaves picked
  • feta 200g block, crumbled


  • Step 1

    Cook the barley and lentils in separate pans until tender. They’ll both take about 20 minutes. Drain really well.

  • Step 2

    Meanwhile heat the oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Put the squash and onion in a baking dish. Add the garlic, 3 tbsp olive oil and season well then turn everything around in the oil. Bake for 10 minutes then add the courgette, stir and bake for another 10 minutes. Add the tomatoes and keep cooking for another 5 minutes or until they start to burst.

  • Step 3

    Take the baking dish out of the oven and fish out the garlic. Add 3 tbsp sherry vinegar and the drained lentils and barley. Stir everything together then pile onto plates and top with the parsley and feta.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 452
  • Fat 19.9g
  • Carbs 45.3g
  • Fibre 7.5g
  • Protein 19.2g
  • Salt 1.9g