• Black Bean And Barley Salad

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    • 1 1/2 c. water
    • 1/2 c. pearled barley
    • 1 c. canned black beans liquid removed
    • 3/4 c. canned corn liquid removed
    • 3/4 c. canned peeled tomatoes liquid removed and minced
    • 1/2 c. canned peas liquid removed
    • 1/2 x avocado minced
    • 2 Tbsp. fresh cilantro minced
    • 1/4 c. water
    • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
    • 1 x scallion white part only, finely minced
    • 1 1/2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 x clove garlic chopped
    • 1/4 lb packaged salad


    1. Bring water to a boil in a heavy pot. Add in barley and reduce heat to low.
    2. Cover and simmer 35-40 min till water has evaporated and barley is tender. Remove from heat. Transfer barley to a cookie sheet. Spread barley out to cold briefly. While barley is cooking, combine next 7 ingredients in a salad bowl. Cover and chill till barley is cooled. Combine remaining ingredients, except lettuce, in a jar with a tight fitting lid.
    3. Shake vigorously till emulsified. Set aside. Transfer cooled barley to bean and vegetable mix. Toss. Add in dressing and season with salt and pepper to taste. Toss again. Serve on a bed of lettuce.

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