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Beef, barley and wombok salad

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This beef, barley and wombok salad is nutritious and filling. Fire up the grill and try it for your next weeknight meal.

  • Serves4
  • Cook time25 minutes
  • Prep time15 minutes, + 5 mins resting time
Beef, barley and wombok salad


  • 1/2 cup (100g) pearl barley
  • 400g Coles Australian No Added Hormones Beef Fillet Steaks
  • 1/2 (about 550g) Chinese cabbage (wombok), shredded
  • 120g pkt Coles Australian Baby Spinach
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled, cut into ribbons
  • 2 medium Lebanese cucumbers, peeled into ribbons
  • 1/3 cup mint leaves
  • 1/3 cup coriander leaves
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp fish sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbs chopped unsalted peanuts
  • 1 long red chilli, thinly sliced (optional)

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  1. Step 1

    Cook the barley in a large saucepan of boiling water for 25 mins or until tender. Refresh under cold water. Drain well.
  2. Step 2

    Meanwhile, heat a barbecue grill or chargrill on medium. Spray steaks with olive oil spray. Cook for 2½ mins each side or until cooked to your liking. Transfer to a plate. Loosely cover with foil and set aside for 5 mins to rest. Thinly slice.
  3. Step 3

    Combine the barley, wombok, spinach, carrot, cucumber, mint and coriander in a large bowl. Combine the lime juice, fish sauce and sesame oil in a screw-top jar. Shake well to combine. Season with pepper.
  4. Step 4

    Drizzle half the dressing over the barley mixture and toss to combine.
  5. Step 5

    Divide the salad among serving plates. Top with steak and sprinkle with peanut and chilli, if using. Drizzle with the remaining dressing to serve.