Mushroom Miso Barley Bowl

Mushroom Miso Barley Bowl

This is for those who love creamy mushrooms.

Cooking Time (Including Preparation Time): 35 Minutes


The creamy tahini dressing really compliments this dish.

Feeds: 4 People


  • 400g of Pearl Barley

  • 5 Sachets of Miso Paste

  • Knob of Ginger

  • 500g of Mixed Wild Mushrooms

  • 3 Garlic Cloves

  • 1 Tbsp of Soy Sauce

  • 1 Tsp of Chilli Flakes

  • 4 Tbsp of Tahini

  • 2 Tbsp White Wine Vinegar

  • 1 Red Onion

  • 1 Bunch of Coriander

  • Bag of Kale

  • Salt

  • Pepper

  • Olive Oil


  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C.

  2. Slice your onions into thin strips and leave to soak in white wine vinegar whilst you prepare the salad.

  3. Pour the pearl barley into a large sauce pan and cover with water. Stir in the miso paste and the skin of the ginger. Continue to boil until the pearl barley is soft. Drain and set aside.

  4. Heat a splash of olive oil in a frying pan and add the mushrooms. Slice your ginger into matchsticks and throw them in to give the mushrooms a kick. Slice your garlic into thin discs and add to the frying pan with 1 tbsp of soy sauce. Sprinkle a few chilli flakes over the mushrooms and leave to one side.

  5. Dressing time. To a jar, add 3 tbsp of tahini, 1 tbsp of soy sauce, 1 tsp of chilli flakes, 2 tbsp of white wine vinegar, a splash of olive oil and water. Screw the lid on tight and shake until all of the ingredients are combined.

  6. To prepare your kale, spread the leaves out on a baking tray. Cover in olive oil, salt and pepper and roast for about 10 minutes.

  7. Use your pearl barley as the bed for the salad and top with your mushrooms, roasted kale, pickled red onion, fresh coriander and chilli flakes. Drizzle your dressing over your salad and get stuck in.