Pearl Barley Vegetable Salad

by Mary Papoulias-Platis

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This recipe was inspired by the delicious flavors of the market. Made with organic pearl barley this quick method for cooking; using the microwave can be done with the barley and sweet potato. But if you prefer the barley can be soaked overnight, and placed in a pot of cold water and cooked on low until softened for 35-45 minutes.


Pearl Barley Vegetable Salad
This nutritious salad is a quick and easy way to get dinner on the table. Barley and sweet potato is cooked in the microwave,or the traditional method for this freshly chopped vegetable salad.
Recipe type: Salad
  • 1 cup pearl barley
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 sweet potato,chopped
  • Vegetables
  • 1 red pepper,chopped
  • 1 yellow pepper,chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic,chopped
  • 1 bunch of greens, chopped (spinach, mustard, or kale)
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2-3 teaspoons Bragg amino acid
  • 2 lemons, zested, and squeezed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Place barley and water in the microwave in a large safe bowl.
  2. Cover with vented plastic wrap or paper.
  3. Microwave for 10 minutes.
  4. Stir in peeled and chopped, sweet potato.
  5. Microwave for 15 minutes or until tender.
  6. Vegetables
  7. Saute all the remaining vegetables, amino acids,lemon zest, salt, and pepper in a large pan with 2 teaspoons of olive oil.
  8. Cook until lightly softened,
  9. Add to barley and mix well. Taste for seasonings.
  10. Serve warm or cold.



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