Chard, blue cheese and pearl barley salad

Pearl barley, chard and blue cheese salad (serves 1)

Ingredient Calories per serving
¼cup uncooked pearl barley 176
1tsp oil 40
3 leaves Swiss chard (with stalks), roughly chopped 28
2 cloves garlic, chopped 9
1 small hot wax pepper, deseeded and diced 4
15g blue cheese, crumbled 53
110g tomatoes, chopped 20

Total calories per serving: 326

Method: Cook the pearl barley – it will take 20 minutes in a pressure cooker or 50 minutes in a regular pan. Heat the oil and cook the chopped chard stalks, garlic and diced pepper for a few minutes, then stir in the chopped leaves of the chard until they are wilted and take the pan off the heat. Allow the barley to cool and combine it with the cooled chard mixture. Stir in the tomatoes and cheese and refrigerate until you are ready to eat it.