Food & Nutrition

Middle Eastern-Style Summer Salad

Middle Eastern-Style Summer Salad

Published June 3, 2013 | Written by

Published by: Healthline Exclusive

Servings: 4
Total Time: 15 min

Prep Time: 15 min | Cook Time: 0 min

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Like oats, barley contains a soluble fiber called beta-glucan, which helps to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. However, unlike some other grains, the entire barley kernel contains beta-glucan. This means that even when processed, its soluble fiber remains intact.

Recipe submitted by Melissa Seipel. Follow Melissa on Pinterest.

* Allergy Warning: This recipe contains nuts.

 

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: about 2 cups
Calories per serving: 618
Total Fat 24.6g 38%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 690mg 29%

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cooked barley
  • 3 large tomatoes, red or yellow, diced
  • 1 bunch cilantro chopped
  • 1 bunch green onions chopped
  • ⅓ cup raisins
  • ¼ pistachios
  • ¼ cup diced kalamata olives
  • ½ preserved lemon, diced or ¼ cup caper berries
  • 1 bunch of chilled blanched asparagus cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 2 cups garbanzo beans drained
  • Vinaigrette:
  • ⅓ cup cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves, pressed, or minced garlic
  • ¼ cup za'atar spice mix

Step by Step:

  1. Whisk vinaigrette ingredients until emulsified.
  2. Combine remaining ingredients in large bowl.
  3. Pour vinaigrette over salad, and stir until combined.
  4. Salt and pepper to taste.
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