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zucchini, barley and Chorizo Salad

Warm Zucchini, Barley, Chorizo Salad

Make up the base of this salad and take it to the bbq. Finish off the grilling and toss together for a delicious warm salad. it is not always easy to write a recipe for a salad. So add or subtract some of the flavourings to taste. You may like more or less lemon or maybe you prefer green olives?
5 from 2 votes
Course Salad
Servings 4


  • 1/4 piece preserved lemon rind chopped finely
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 60 ml olive oil 3 Tablespoons
  • 40 ml lemon Juice 2 tablespoons
  • 20 ml balsamic 1 Tablespoon
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 2 cups barley cooked
  • 1/2 cup black olives
  • 1 large Zucchini or 2 medium ones sliced into rings
  • 125 gm tomatoes 1/2'd mixed cherry, 1/2'd
  • 1 chorizo sausage sliced into rings
  • 50 gm Goat cheese or feta
  • 1/4 bunch chives chopped


  • Mix the dressing ingredients together in a bowl: preserved lemon, smoked paprika, olive oil, lemon juice, balsamic, sugar and salt. Using a whisk or a fork, whisk the dressing together well till emulsified then mix in the barley and set aside. Add the olives cut tomatoes and chives. don't stir in just leave till later.
  • Toss the zucchini and sliced chorizo in a little olive oil and sear on the BBQ. Add these to the salad bowl and toss gently.
  • Put onto a platter or into a bowl and break cheese over the top