Saturday, May 22, 2010

Chili-Lime Barley Salad

I am totally into these Whole Grain Salad's lately, they just seem like the perfect summer meal. The Hubs not too hip on it though. :)

This one was pretty good, I still don't think it tops the Wheat Berry Salad. But, still good. Maybe not for dinner though. I am going to stick with eating them cold for lunch. Maybe making a batch for the week and just keeping it in the fridge. YUM!
My three year old actually finished his whole bowl - I was shocked! I did have to add avocado's, because he will eat almost anything if it has avocado's.

Barley is like Wheat Berries. I nice chewy texture full of heart healthy fiber. Whole grains can fight against cholestorol, High Blood Pressure, and Cardiovascular Disease. And they are high in Protein!

1 1/2 C Barley (cooked according to directions) - This takes about 45 minutes
3/4 tsp. Salt
4 tsp. Olive Oil
1 Red Bell Pepper, chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
1 medium Red Onion, diced
3 Cloves Garlic, minced
1 1/2 C Frozen Corn
2 tsp. Chili Powder
1/4 C Fresh Lime Juice
1/2 tsp. Pepper
1 C Crumbled Feta Cheese

1. Cook Barley
2. In large skillet, heat 2 tsp of oil over medium heat. Add pepper, onion, and garlic. Cook, until Red Pepper is crisp tender. About 5 minutes
3. Add corn and Chili Powder. Increase heat slightly, cook until corn is piping hot.
4. In large bowl whisk 1/2 tsp. Salt, Lime Juice, and Black Pepper. Add the Barley, and cooked Veggies. Add remaing 2 tsp of Oil, and cheese. Toss to combine. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

Per serving: 332 calories, 5 g fat, 15 g protein
Recipe taken from

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