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BBQ lamb and barley salad

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  • Dairy free
  • Egg free
  • Lactose free
  • Nut free
  • Peanut free
  • Sesame free
  • Soy free
  • No added sugar
  • Wheat free

Embrace the smoky flavour of BBQ lamb in this wholesome salad. It's loaded with herbs, tomato and cucumber for added freshness.

  • Serves4
  • Cook time20 minutes
  • Prep time10 minutes, + 5 mins resting time
Lamb chops served on top of salad greens with cherry tomatoes


  • 1 cup (200g) pearl barley
  • 12 Coles Australian Lamb Cutlets, French trimmed, or 4 Coles Australian Lamb Forequarter Chops
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil
  • 300g mixed medley tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 1 Lebanese cucumber, coarsely chopped
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped mint
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 lemon, zested, juiced

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  1. Step 1

    Cook the barley in a large saucepan of boiling water for 20 mins or until tender. Refresh under running water. Drain well.
  2. Step 2

    Meanwhile, combine the lamb, paprika, oregano and 1 tbs oil in a large bowl. Season. Toss to combine.
  3. Step 3

    Heat a barbecue grill or chargrill over medium-high heat. Cook lamb for 2-3 mins each side for medium or until cooked to your liking.
  4. Step 4

    Transfer to a plate and cover with foil. Set aside for 5 mins to rest.
  5. Step 5

    Place the barley in a large bowl with the tomato, cucumber, onion, spring onion, mint and parsley. Drizzle with the lemon juice and remaining oil and toss to combine.
  6. Step 6

    Spoon the barley mixture over a serving platter. Top with the lamb and sprinkle with lemon zest to serve.

Nutrition Information


Energy: 2299kJ/550 Cals (26%)

Protein: 26g (52%)

Fat: 32g (46%)

Sat fat: 10g (42%)

Carb: 35g (11%)

Sugar: 4g (4%)

Fibre: 10g (33%)

Sodium: 133mg (7%)