Healthy Fresh Veggie, Herbs and Barley Salad

Total Time
1hr
Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins

A very healthy alternative to pasta salad for picnics or pot lucks. This recipe was given to me by Gail Johnston, my Broker. She ad libs it and I took liberties with the veggies I included. She adds dried fruit like cranberries or raisins, but I omitted those for this version. Her recipe also calls for black beans, I only had Garbanzos, so thats what I used. Again, ad lib with what you like. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a saucepan, bring Water and Salt to a boil and add Barley. Reduce to simmer until Barley is al dente and water is absorbed (30-40 minutes).
  2. Stir in Olive Oil, Lemon Juice, Paprika, Garlic Powder, and Fresh Herbs.
  3. Stir in Veggies, Beans and Hearts of Palm, incorporating well with the Barley mixture.
  4. Stir in Salt and Balsamic Vinegar to season to taste.
  5. Cover and refrigerate over night for best flavor.
  6. Serve Chilled or Room temperature The Lemon juice is a natural preservative.