Ready in 20 minutes
This is a quick, healthy lunch from health.com.
"I loosely followed this and ended up with a really great dish. I sauted the green pepper with half an onion until tender. Then threw the black beans and barley in the pan to heat up. Didn't have any tomatoes, added a sprinkle of crushed red pepper and some chopped spinach. Will totally make this again. I loved the pepper and lemon juice combo!"- carsuesj
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Cook barley according to package directions, omitting salt. Drain barley in a colander, and rinse with cold water until completely cooled.
Combine black beans, next 6 ingredients, and, if desired, cilantro and red pepper in a medium bowl. Add barley to black bean mixture; toss gently.
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jafkitchen 3 months agoMade this into a hot dish. Added some corn, jalapeño, and extra cheese. Very good
MauraSpeckt 4 months agoThis was a salad that while my husband and I were delighted with it, the kids declined to eat much of it. I guess they are not wild about barley. The flavors were spot on and the application was clever in my opinion however.
carsuesj 4 months agoI loosely followed this and ended up with a really great dish. I sauted the green pepper with half an onion until tender. Then threw the black beans and barley in the pan to heat up. Didn't have any tomatoes, added a sprinkle of crushed red pepper and some chopped spinach. Will totally make this again. I loved the pepper and lemon juice combo!
hollyloveland 5 months agoI thought it was pretty good. Was my first attempt at cooking barley. My fiancée thought it was really good.
RobinCane 1 year agoLove it!
Hansmarcuson 1 year agoVery good recipe and side. I doubled the recipe using pinto and black beans/ red and yellow tomatoes. I will make this again. Thank you for your submission!
Filaughn 2 years agoEasy to make and tasted great!!
superstar5220 2 years agoI was cleaning out the cupboards and used quinoa and kidney beans instead and it still turned out great!
srlapolla 3 years agoI added a little lemon zest before I juiced it. Wow. Great, filling meal. I also added a bit of avocado before serving.
mandypta 3 years agoI used medium barley instead of quick barley, but it worked out fine that way. I also did not use the red pepper flakes, but did use cilantro. Very flavorful and colorful dish! I plan to take this to my next cookout/potluck. I anticipate it being a big hit!
superstar5220 4 years agoThis is so easy and yummy! The lemon juice makes it taste so fresh. I even substituted red peppers for green peppers and used cheese that I had in the refrigerator.
superstar5220 4 years agoNutritional Info CALORIES 349 (31% from fat) FAT 12g (sat 3.8g, mono 6.4g, poly 1.1g) PROTEIN 11.9g CARBOHYDRATE 53.5g FIBER 12.2g CHOLESTEROL 13mg IRON 2.9mg SODIUM 874mg CALCIUM 156mg Oxmoor House, JANUARY 2003 [I posted this recipe.]