Starters & Light meals

Kale-and-herb barley bowl with poached egg

15 minutes
35 minutes
Wine/Spirit Pairing
Woolworths Porcupine Ridge Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

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  • 250 g barley, cooked for 25 minutes
  • 1 avocado, quartered
  • 4 free-range eggs, poached
  • Microherbs, to garnish
  • For the kale pesto, blend:
  • 2 cups kale, finely chopped, blanched and drained
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • ¼ cup avocado oil
  • 1 T almond butter

1. Fold the pesto through the barley to coat the grains. Serve topped with the avocado and poached egg.

2. Garnish with microherbs.

Cook's note
: Barley is high in dietary fibre, which provides a feeling of fullness, and is a great alternative to rice or couscous.
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Hannah Lewry

Recipe by: Hannah Lewry

Woolworths TASTE’s Food Editor is passionate about conjuring up fresh ideas for fast and easy dishes that taste as great as they look. Turn to her expertise for everything from time-saving mid-week food to lazy weekend meals. You’ll have a lot of fun in the kitchen while you’re about it.

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    Patricia Fine
    3 April 2020

    Hi Hannah,
    I do hope that you read this!
    As a regular reader of Taste i have for a while wanted to write to someone there and now, with the lockdown situation, even more so….Yesterday i left a message for Abigail on your Facebook page but i never know who administers these groups so happy that today i found another way of writing to someone at Taste.
    I am considered elderly (!), live alone and love cooking and would dearly like to see more articles or adaptations on dishes, for cooking for one. It’s really no fun to either waste perfectly good food because i simply can’t eat it all… or to face the same dish for two or three days running.
    Woolworths have started a range of smaller packs which i welcome and urge them to expand.
    but please give consideration to those of us who would love to cook and experiment but, especially now, can’t share our food.
    best wishes to you all and thanks for the inspiration.

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