Barley and Watermelon Salad

Serves 6


  • 250ml (1 cup)barley, well rinsed
  • 750ml (3 cups) water or chicken stock
  • 2-3 discs feta cheese, crumbled or cubed
  • 500ml (2 cups) watermelon, cubed
  • Handful fresh flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 6 spring onions, finely sliced
  • 15ml (1 tbsp) sesame seeds
  • Dressing:
    • 30ml (2 tbsp) olive oil
    • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
    • Pinch of dried chilli flakes (optional)
    • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Cover barley with water or stock in a pot and bring to the boil. Simmer for 45-60 minutes, till tender.
  2. Drain off excess water and cool completely. In a bowl, combine barley with feta, watermelon, parsley, spring onion and seeds.
  3. Combine dressing ingredients, pour over salad and toss to mix.