Sweet Citrus Barley Salad

Serves 4 (8 as a side dish)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked barley
  • ½ cup fennel, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups Brussels sprouts, shredded
  • 1 navel orange, skin grated, peeled, sectioned, and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • ½ cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 cup fresh parsley, stems removed and finely chopped

Dressing

  • 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon orange juice
  • 2 Tablespoons orange peel

Seasoned cook: Once you understand the portions of the main ingredients, then any grain, green, fruit, nut or cheese can be substituted. To make sure the grain keeps its shape, use a quarter cup less water than the packaged recipe calls for when preparing.


Method

  • Combine salad ingredients in a large serving bowl and toss lightly.
  • Combine dressing ingredients in a small jar with lid and shake well.
  • Pour over salad, toss, and serve.

Per serving: 370 calories, 9g protein, 41g carbohydrate (10g fiber), 20g fat (4g sat, 16g mono/poly), 175mg sodium