Barley seems like the perfect antidote to many of the things that ail us. Try this recipe for Greek Barley Salad to bring this nutritious grain into your kitchen, and see Sweet and Savory Barley Recipes for barley nutritional information and more great barley recipes.
GREEK BARLEY SALAD
1 3/4 cups vegetable or chicken stock
1 cup barley (pearled or hulled)
1 clove garlic, chopped
2 cups (3 ounces) salad spinach
1 tbsp fresh (or 1 tsp dried) oregano
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp lemon zest
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 medium cucumber, chopped
1 large tomato, diced
1/2 large green pepper, chopped
4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
Three hours before serving, bring the stock and salt to a boil. Add the barley and return to a boil, cover, and reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook for 30 minutes, or until the stock is absorbed. Transfer to the refrigerator.
In a food processor, chop the garlic, spinach and oregano. Add the lemon juice, zest and salt, and process again. Add the olive oil with the machine running, then stir mixture into the barley.
Mix in the vegetables and half the feta. Serve topped with more feta. Serves 6.
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