Southwestern Barley Salad

Southwestern Barley Salad

"Cilantro comes through in this colorful side that's zesty but not too spicy. It also makes a great luncheon dish when served with sesame breadsticks, sherbet and sugar cookies. It's sure to satisfy! --Tommi Roylance of Charlo, Montana"
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20 m servings
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  1. In a bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the water, lemon juice, onion, oil and garlic; shake well. Pour over barley mixture and toss to coat. Serve on lettuce-lined plates. Garnish with avocado and tomatoes.

Footnotes

  • Nutritional Analysis: One serving (1 cup) equals 233 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 490 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 9 g fiber, 7 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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This recipe is strange in that it doesn't have any Southwestern spices. I added a teaspoon each of chili powder and cumin, and that really helped out. I even had folks ask me for the recipe! ...

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I also thought it strange that the recipe didn't have any southwestern spices. I thought it bland, so added 1/2 C salsa and 1/4 cumin and it was much better. Makes a good chip dip too.

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This recipe is strange in that it doesn't have any Southwestern spices. I added a teaspoon each of chili powder and cumin, and that really helped out. I even had folks ask me for the recipe! ...

I also thought it strange that the recipe didn't have any southwestern spices. I thought it bland, so added 1/2 C salsa and 1/4 cumin and it was much better. Makes a good chip dip too.

this makes a great healthy meal! I used lime juice instead of lemon which was great.

This was surprisingly light. I forgot to add water to the dressing, so the lemon flavor was pretty prominent. I used fresh, raw corn, and I chopped the avocado and all the tomatoes and mixed the...

Very good. Makes a nice lunch.

Nice salad to have other than rice salad. Sometimes instead of making the dressing I just dress everything with a really good roasted tomato salsa.

This was so good! As I sit here, trying to eat this and write my review, I desperately wish that I had three hands. I too added a generous dash of cumin, and it was fantastic! I left out the avo...

I think the base is very good. However, the lemon juice was for me very overpowering. To tame that taste I added a squashed in avocado as well squeezed in juice from a whole lime. Then it rea...

I made this salad for my lunches one week. I liked that this was nice and light, and I enjoyed the lemony dressing. I added shredded chicken for more protein and some chopped jalapenos for a bi...

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