Barley, Black Bean & Avocado Salad

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by mewmew

I found this recipe in an old edition of Readers Digest. It's very heart healthy and delicious.

Top Review by hepcat1

I really loved the flavor of this dish. DH didn't care for it as much, but what does he know? ;) I didn't have quick cooking barley, so I doubled the carrot juice and cooked it with the barley until it reduced to one cup, then added the spices and finished with step 2, cooking it for the final 15 minutes with the lid on. I especially loved that the avocado was still perfectly green the next day.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine carrot juice, thyme, salt and cayenne in saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
  2. Add barley. Reduce to a simmer. Cover. Cook until barley is tender, 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, whisk lemon juice and oil in a large bowl. Add barley and any liquid remaining in pan. Toss to coat. Add beans, tomatoes and avocado. Toss.

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