Roasted Broccoli Salad with Feta, Barley, and Pomegranate Recipe

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Olivia Published: March 31, 2021 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Roasted Broccoli Salad with Feta, Barley, and Pomegranate

This roasted broccoli salad is a winter-appropriate salad with barley, spinach, pomegranate, & feta. All these are tossed in a balsamic & mustard dressing.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

For Salad:

  • cuppearl barley
  • 2lbsbroccoli,with the stems
  • 2tbspolive oil
  • ¼tspsalt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • cupsliced almonds
  • 4handfulsfresh baby spinach leaves
  • ½cupfeta,crumbled
  • ½cupseeds arils,(from ½ pomegranate)

For Dressing:

  • 2tbspbalsamic vinegar
  • 1tbsplemon juice
  • 1tspdijon mustard
  • salt and pepper,to taste
  • cupolive oil

Instructions

  1. Bring a medium saucepan of salted water to a boil. Add the barley, turn the heat to simmer, and cook, uncovered, for 30 minutes, or until tender. Drain and set aside.

  2. Meanwhile, begin heating the oven to 450 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment.

  3. Separate the broccoli crowns from the stems. Separate the crowns into florets. Peel off the tough outer skin from the stems with a vegetable peeler, and then cut into bite-size pieces.

  4. On the baking sheet, spread the broccoli florets and stems and sprinkle with the oil. Use your hands to massage the oil into the broccoli so it is well coated, and spread in one layer.

  5. Sprinkle with salt and some freshly ground black pepper. Roast for 15 minutes, or until tender. Remove and let cool.

  6. As the broccoli roasts, spread the almonds in one layer on a baking sheet and toast in the oven for 3 to 5 minutes, or until golden. Watch carefully so they don’t burn. Remove and let cool

Dressing:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk the vinegar, lemon juice, mustard, salt and pepper together. Gradually whisk in oil.

Assemble:

  1. In a bowl, toss the barley, broccoli and spinach with the dressing. Transfer to plates or bowls and sprinkle with the almonds, feta and pomegranate seeds.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 512.14kcal
  • Fat: 34.23g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.78g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 21.50g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.12g
  • Carbohydrates: 43.00g
  • Fiber: 12.74g
  • Sugar: 6.52g
  • Protein: 14.85g
  • Cholesterol: 16.69mg
  • Sodium: 755.51mg
  • Calcium: 243.33mg
  • Potassium: 971.00mg
  • Iron: 3.61mg
  • Vitamin A: 100.50µg
  • Vitamin C: 204.13mg
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