Green Salad with Charred Broccoli and Pearled Barley
Sometimes dinner can feel like its uninspired when I'm trying to use up leftover ingredients in the fridge to make a balanced meal. This salad came about by an accident, but it has made a near weekly appearance throughout the last few months. The creaminess of the avocado and hard boiled egg balance out the tangy and acidic dressing and the charred broccoli adds a wonderful texture. By incorporating a hearty grain such as barley, the dish feels dinner worthy and more substantial. I've also added a few other green vegetables in my fridge to add more crunch to the salad, such as cucumbers and snap peas.