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Beet Barley Bowl with Halloumi

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Beet Barley Bowl with Halloumi

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Nutritional values

IN FORM and the German Nutrition Society (DGE) have given this recipe the "Recommended by IN FORM" logo. This logo provides guidance to consumers for a balanced diet. Only healthy recipes that meet all the specified criteria are allowed to carry this logo. Further information on the project "Tested IN FORM recipes" can be found here.

Barley not only provides complex carbohydrates, satiating fiber, and nerve-strengthening B vitamins, but also valuable minerals such as potassium, zinc, phosphorus, and magnesium. The cheese provides plenty of protein and calcium, which is good for muscles and bones.

Eating vegan? Then simply replace the cheese with sliced smoked tofu. The soy product also provides a lot of protein.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie450 kcal(21 %)
Protein20 g(20 %)
Fat15 g(13 %)
Carbohydrates56 g(37 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage6.3 g(21 %)
Vitamin A0.1 mg(13 %)
Vitamin D0.4 μg(2 %)
Vitamin E0.7 mg(6 %)
Vitamin K23.1 μg(39 %)
Vitamin B₁0.1 mg(10 %)
Vitamin B₂0.2 mg(18 %)
Niacin6.7 mg(56 %)
Vitamin B₆0.2 mg(14 %)
Folate85 μg(28 %)
Pantothenic acid0.6 mg(10 %)
Biotin3.9 μg(9 %)
Vitamin B₁₂1.2 μg(40 %)
Vitamin C15 mg(16 %)
Potassium708 mg(18 %)
Calcium571 mg(57 %)
Magnesium85 mg(28 %)
Iron3.3 mg(22 %)
Iodine25 μg(13 %)
Zinc4 mg(50 %)
Saturated fatty acids8.2 g
Uric acid97 mg
Cholesterol31 mg
Complete sugar12 g


2 shallots
1 garlic clove
2 tsps olive oil
28 ozs Vegetable broth
2 bay leaves
9 ozs Pearl barley
18 ozs Beets (precooked, vacuum packed)
5 ozs Halloumi cheese
¾ oz parsley (1/2 bunch)
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Preparation steps


Peel and finely dice shallots and garlic. Heat 1 tsp. oil in a saucepan. Sauté shallot and garlic in it for 2 minutes over medium heat. Add broth, bay leaves and pearl barley and simmer covered over low heat for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, cut beet into small cubes.


Mix the beet into the pearl barley. Season with salt and pepper and cook for another 5 minutes over low heat.


Meanwhile, cut halloumi into thick slices. Heat remaining oil in a grill pan. Fry cheese slices on both sides for 3 minutes each over medium heat until golden brown. Wash parsley, shake dry and chop leaves.


Remove bay leaves; season pearl barley to taste. Arrange the beet and pearl barley pan with halloumi slices on plates and serve sprinkled with parsley.