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barley, kale and blackbean salad
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BARLEY, KALE AND BLACKBEAN SALAD

Healthy and delicious barley salad loaded with veggies and topped with a chili lime vinaigrette.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Author: Madhavi

Ingredients

  • Cooked Barley -1/2 cup
  • Kale-1 cup
  • Black beans-1/3rd cup
  • Bell pepper -1/4 cup any color is ok
  • Snap peas-1/4 cup
  • Spring onion- 2 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp
  • Toasted peanuts -1/4 cup

Chill lime vinaigrette-

  • Olive oil- 2 tsps
  • Lime juice-3 tsps
  • Cumin powder-1/2 tsp
  • Chopped green chilly (or jalapeño) -1/2 tsp remove seeds
  • Crushed black pepper -1/4 tsp
  • Honey -1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

To make the vinaigrette-

  • Add all the vinaigrette ingredients in a mason jar. Close the cap and shake the bottle few times until well combined

To make the barley salad-

  • Cook the barley and let cool completely.
  • Chop the bell pepper, snap peas and spring onion.
  • Wash the kale few times in the water by rubbing them between your palms. This will help with softening the kale leaves.
  • In a large bowl combine the barley, veggies, black beans, kale and the vinaigrette.
  • Toss until well combined and check for seasoning and adjust. Top the salad with toasted peanuts.
  • Make the salad 15 minutes before serving. This will help the kale to mellow out and soften a bit and the vinaigrette will steep in to all the veggies.
  • Enjoy this healthy and wholesome salad which is a meal by itself.