This combination of beans and grain, provides all eight essential amino acids for building and repairing your whole body.. very easy and quick to prepare and really tasty as well.
40g (1 ½ oz/scant ¼ cup) pearl barley
1 tsp vegetable stock powder
30g (1/4 oz) broad (fava) beans
2 tbsp olive oil
Juice of ½ lemon
Pinch of Himalayan pink salt
1 small garlic cloves
1 carrot, grated
Pinch of ground cumin
2 tendersteem broccoli florets
½ green chilli, finely sliced
Diagonally, to garnish (optional)
Place the pearl barley and vegetable stock powder in a pan. Add plenty of cold water, bring to the boil. Then simmer for 25-39 minutes, until tender. Drain in colander and set aside.
Place the broad (fava) beans, in a blender with the olive oil, lemon juice and pinch of salt, grate in the garlic and pulse for a 1 minute to form a rough paste.
Transfer the pulsed beans to a bowl and stir in the pearl barley with the carrot, and pinch of cumin.
Meanwhile, steam the broccoli until just tender.
Serve the pulsed bean mixture with the broccoli, garnish with sliced chilli if you like.