Healthy Hearty Barley!
After overdosing on WAWA’s pasta salad (served in a convenient plastic to-go container of course) I decided I might need an alternative. And not just any alternative, because I’m very VERY picky about the contents in my pasta salad (I DO NOT eat that milky macaroni crap salad – barf) So I found this wonderful, De-lish, Liza approved, healthy hearty barley “pasta” salad.
Liza QuikTip: Buy Quick Cook barley so it doesn’t take an hour to cook
Click after the Jump for the recipe!
Boil 2 cups of water. Add 1 cup of Quick Cook barley – ready in only 15 minutes!
Drain and rinse with cool water. In a separate mixing bowl, add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, ½ teaspoon of salt, 1 tablespoon of Oregano, 1 tablespoon of pepper, ½ cup chopped cucumber, 1 cup chopped tomatoes, ½ chopped bell pepper (whatever color you want), and ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese. Then add the barley – stir all together and you’ve got fabulous barley “pasta” salad!