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From Good Housekeeping, 8/11. This main dish salad uses both barley and chickpeas, which makes a very satisfying meal. I think some chopped scallion is a nice addition. I cook my own chickpeas from dried, less sodium and a superior flavor, I feel.
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- 1 cup pearl barley
- 1 3/4 cups low sodium vegetable broth
- 1 seedless cucumber
- 2 ripe peaches
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes
- 1/2 cup packed fresh basil leaf
- 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
- salt, to taste
- pepper, to taste
- 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1 head boston lettuce, leaves separated, washed and dried
- 1Place barley in a 4 qt saucepan. Cook on medium heat for 5 minutes, or until toasted, stirring.
- 2Stir in the broth and water, bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 35 minutes or until tender. Drain if necessary, and set aside to cool slightly.
- 3Meantime, scoop out and discard the seed cavity of the cucumber, then cut it up into 1/4 in pieces.
- 4Pit and chop the peaches.
- 5Cut the tomatoes into quarters (halve if they are very small).
- 6In a large bowl, whisk together the vinegar, oil and 1/4 tsp salt.
- 7Add barley and toss until well coated. Allow to cool, then add the cucumbers, peaches, tomatoes, and chickpeas, tossing until well combined.
- 8Serve over lettuce leaves.
- 9Note: I had no basil leaves when I made this again, so used the vinaigrette from Fingerling Potato Salad With Honey-Thyme Vinaigrette, some additional fresh thyme and a little pineapple sage, which worked very well.
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Nutritional Facts for Peach-Cucumber-Barley Salad
Serving Size: 1 (435 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 374.4
- Calories from Fat 31
- Total Fat 3.4 g
- Saturated Fat 0.4 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 330.2 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 76.8 g
- Dietary Fiber 15.4 g
- Sugars 10.3 g
- Protein 12.7 g
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low sodium vegetable broth