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 saladbarf) 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!

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  • BS August 3, 2007  

    Look at you, foodie! I bet this took more than three seconds. I am gonna have to start experimenting with barley.

  • gansie August 3, 2007  

    that looks really delicious, liza. super impressed.

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