Middle Eastern-Style Summer Salad
Published June 3, 2013 | Written by The Healthline Editorial Team
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.
|Serving size:||about 2 cups|
|Calories per serving:||618|
|Total Fat 24.6g||38%|
- 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
- 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:
- Whisk vinaigrette ingredients until emulsified.
- Combine remaining ingredients in large bowl.
- Pour vinaigrette over salad, and stir until combined.
- Salt and pepper to taste.