gluten-free Lunch salad Vegetarian

Barley and Pomegranate Salad

When you date a gluten-free vegetarian you have to like salad. It’s easy to get sick of lettuce too, so when we had this amazing barley and pomegranate salad on the weekend at a BBQ I was blown away.


By gosh, was it delish. We had to go before I could grab the recipe, but I think, *think* this was what’s in it:


  • 1.5 cups of wholegrain barley, washed, and then boiled for 35-40 minutes in 5 cups of water. You could also probably soak it overnight in 3 cups of water and lime juice and then quickly cook it off. Don’t soak or boil it for too long or you’ll end up with mush. Let it cool down before you serve it.
  • A block of good, strong, Greek goat feta, cut into cubes, or crumpled. 1cm Cubes would look better with the round pomegranate seeds
  • The seeds from three pomegranates, or more if you’ve got heaps. Go nuts.
  • Juice from two limes
  • A tablespoon of olive oil
  • A good handful of roughly chopped coriander
  • A cup of mint leaves
  • Pine nuts, if you want


Put the ingredients in a bowl.

Lunch Wrap tour of Brisbane

The Wrap tour of Brisbane — Stop One: Quench, James St Markets

I’m starting a wrap tour of Brisbane in order to find the best tortilla-based sandwich in town. This may take a while. Today I went to Quench at The James St Markets. I had the lamb wrap with rocket, lots of rocket, some rocket, rocket, rocket leaves, rocket stems, rocket and I think there was some lamb and some goats cheese in there somewhere. Oh, and some rocket.

Price: $7.50

Pros: Cheese was bold and gourmet

Cons: I like rocket, but this wrap could launch a space shuttle

Verdict: Would make sense if you didn’t have to travel any more than 2 mins to get it, otherwise; meh.

Quench Lamb Wrap, includes rocket
Quench Lamb Wrap, includes rocket