Barley Pilaf With Chickpeas and Artichoke Hearts

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by dicentra

Cooking Light. Jan 03

Top Review by Dominick and Amanda

We really enjoyed this dish. Dominick ate his with fish (grouper to be exact) but I had mine on it's own and it was delightful. I added broccoli to the artichoke and garlic and I think it added a little extra touch. This dish is quick (it only took me about 20 minutes total time), tasty, and healthy! YUM!!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook 3 minutes.
  2. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 8 minutes or until barley is tender and liquid is absorbed.
  3. Stir in pesto and chickpeas; cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated. Stir in lemon juice.
  4. While the barley cooks, heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and artichokes; sauté 3 minutes or until lightly browned.
  5. Place 1 cup barley mixture into each of 4 bowls, and then top each serving with 1/4 cup artichoke mixture. Sprinkle each serving with 2 tablespoons of cheese.

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