Black-Eye Pea And Barley Salad

Ingredients

Ingredients:
1 large yellow bell pepper, charred, peeled and diced1 cup ripe tomato, seeded and diced
1 cup scallion (white and green parts) sliced diagonally
1 cup corn kernels, fresh cooked or thawed frozen
green and red leaf lettuce leaves, optional
FOR THE VINAIGRETTE:
1/4 cup fresh lime or lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon lime or lemon zest, grated
1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
2 teaspoons cilantro, finely minced
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon honey

Preparation

1
In a dry saucepan, lightly toast the barley over moderate heat until fragrant, about 5 min., stirring to prevent burning.
2
Add vegetable broth and bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer gently until the liquid is absorbed and the barley is tender, about 40 min.
3
Remove from the heat and let stand, partially uncovered, until cooled to room temperature before stirring.
4
Meanwhile, cook the peas in lightly salted boiling water until just tender but not mushy, about 15 min. Drain, cook, and set aside.
5
TO MAKE THE VINAIGRETTE - In a small bowl, whisk together the lime (or lemon) juice, zest, garlic, cumin, cilantro, oil, and honey; add sea salt and cayenne pepper to taste.
6
In a large glass bowl, layer the barley, peas, roasted pepper, tomatoes, scallions and corn.
7
Drizzle the vinaigrette over the salad and toss before serving. If you like...arrange greens on serving plates and top with the salad.
8
Note: Be sure to buy pearled barley, which has been hulled and polished. Barley that isn't pearled never readily softens when cooked.

 



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Enjoy This On A Nice Summer Evening!! ..Or A Cold Winter Night By The Fireplace!! Such A Beautiful Combination Of Grains And Vegetables!! One Of My Favorite Salads!!

Yield:

6-8 Servings

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Sunday, September 16, 2012 - 4:42pm

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