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Quick Barley Salad with Apricots, Feta Cheese, Toasted Pine Nuts and Green Peas (Vid still uploading)

I just came home from work and i’m absolutely exhausted, i had a one track mind coming into my apartment and that was to pick up the phone and call a convenient restaurant to drop some food off for me. As i snapped out of my daze i realized i cooked some pearl barley the other day and that i had a bunch of vegetables waiting to be eaten. So i thought ‘what the hell’ and ‘might as well blog about it’. Sometimes this sort of laziness can be the cause of opting to call that favourite fast food of yours and throw your efforts out the window, just because you had a long day. But what if tomorrow is a long day too? Then you are screwed. So do what i do, have safe, easy, quick, lazy go-to recipes under your sleeves.

This is as far as my fingers will take me. Adios.

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In a large bowl whisk 2tbp of Filipo Berio EVOO, juice of 2/3 lemon, 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper. Add in 3 red pimientos (preserved in a can), 2 small shallots, 2 tbsp of chopped basil, 4 sliced dried apricots, 1 cup of cooked and cooled pearl barley, 1/2 tsp of raz el hanout spice, salt, pepper, and 50g of chopped crumbly feta cheese. Mix and taste, adjust if you need more evoo, lemon juice or seasoning. Your call. Taste it until you like it. Top of with 2 tbsp of toasted pine nuts, some radish sprouts for bitterness and a tbsp of ricotta cheese. Lie on your couch and turn off your brain.

Enjoy.

19 COMMENTS

    1. jess October 11, 2012 at 5:39 pm

      yumm erwan im going to make this tonight! :) – your fave

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      1. Erwan October 15, 2012 at 10:30 am

        yay JESSSSIE!!!!!

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    1. Inah Que October 12, 2012 at 11:43 am

      Good day!
      I’m Inah Que, 4th year Advertising Arts student from University of Santo Tomas. I’m currently working my thesis as a requirment for a degree. As part of that process, I need to gain some insights from experts in different cuisines, especially in Spanish Cuisine.
      I sent this message to ask if I could conduct an interview to you.
      I’m hoping for your positive reply.
      Thank You!

      Inah Que
      University of Santo Tomas.

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      1. Erwan October 15, 2012 at 10:02 am

        im no expert, sorry :)

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    1. CHICKYTHING October 12, 2012 at 5:44 pm

      Love this. I must try asap.

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      1. Erwan October 15, 2012 at 9:55 am

        yay!

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    1. jogisan October 14, 2012 at 1:14 pm

      Hi Erwan!!

      Thank you for always inspiring me with your delicious food. :)
      I forgot to tell you that I made the Chicks and Bricks style and it is great. We love the taste! :) although I don’t have sage. Maybe next time when I get home I’ll try your new dishes. I’m working here at UAE now and unfortunately I can’t cook inside my room because there is a fire detector. Siguro try ko nalang yung iba mong food na di na kailangan lutuin. :)

      Anyway, would like to ask for a tip na best kainin before mag walking or jogging, I do that kasi after work. You inspired me kasi how to lose weight. hehe

      Thank you so much!!! More food to blog! :D

      Jo

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      1. Erwan October 15, 2012 at 9:45 am

        thank you for reading!

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        1. jogisan October 18, 2012 at 3:31 am

          You’re welcome (^_^)

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    1. Roselle October 15, 2012 at 5:24 am

      Hi guys, bakit walang vid? Is it just me? hehe please help me how.

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      1. Erwan October 15, 2012 at 9:43 am

        the recipe is there :) vid is still uploading.

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    1. Karen October 17, 2012 at 1:39 pm

      Hello! what camera did you use for this article? :) I love the pictures! very clear and the color is balanced! :)

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      1. Erwan October 31, 2012 at 4:30 am

        gf1

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    1. Mikkei October 18, 2012 at 5:06 am

      Hey, where do you buy the pearl barley?

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      1. Erwan October 31, 2012 at 4:28 am

        healthy options

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        1. M November 1, 2012 at 1:46 pm

          Thanks! Just checked it out. I gotta try it so I don’t have to go to fast food during long breaks for lunch. :P

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          1. Erwan November 20, 2012 at 3:17 am

            exactly!

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    1. Jo December 11, 2012 at 4:52 am

      Where do you get the raz el hanout and the canned pimientos?

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    1. Sidney - Philippines April 10, 2014 at 4:04 am

      Looks delicious! Good thing you also have barley recipes. Barley is so healthy.

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