Stone Fruit Salad

Stone Fruit Salad

Salad with stone fruits and barley

Stone Fruit Salad

Enjoy an array of fresh fruits and vegetables with a side of barley, packed with flavor and nutrition!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Salad, Side Dish
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup barley, hulless or pearl
  • 3 cups broth, vegetable or chicken
  • 4 cups spinach
  • 2 peaches, sliced
  • 2 plums, sliced
  • 1/2 lb cherries, pitted and halved
  • 2 oz feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup vinigarette dressing of your choice

Instructions
 

  • Bring 3 cups broth to a boil then add barley. Reduce heat and simmer until barley is tender and liquid absorbed about 35-45 minutes. Alternatively: Place water and barley in Instant Pot. Close lid, set to sealing, and turn on to high pressure for 35 minutes. Conduct natural pressure release or quick valve. Drain and rinse when done.
  • While barley cooks, combine spinach, peaches, plums, and cherries.
  • Once barley is cooked, drain reamining liquid and rinse. Combine with
  • Combine barley with spinach, peaches, plums, and cherries. Top with feta cheese and stir in dressing. Enjoy!
Keyword barley, salad, stone fruit
Blueberry Zucchini Barley Flake Bake

Blueberry Zucchini Barley Flake Bake

Barley Flake Bake

Blueberry Zucchini Barley Flake Bake

This Barley Flake Bake is perfect for weekend mornings or make-ahead for meals on the go. Full of fresh ingredients and delcious flavors, this healthy bake is the perfect go-to meal.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups barley flakes
  • 1.5 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp bakign powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup milk, your choice of type
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1.5 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease an 8×8 baking dish, and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, and salt. Mix to combine. Add eggs, milk, and honey to the bowl, stir to combine.
  • Fold in 1 cup blueberries and zucchini. Spread into the baking and top with remaining 1/2 cup of blueberries.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes, when top is golden it is done. Let cool and store in fridge for up to 4 days.
Keyword Bake, Barley Flake, Breakfast, Meal Prep, Zucchini recipes
First Day of Fall with Barley

First Day of Fall with Barley

This year, autumn officially begins on Wednesday, September 22 in the northern hemisphere. The fall equinox signals the turnover of the seasons and a transition from hot sunny days to cooler, brisk days. Food also makes a transition with the change of the seasons. The vibrant, fresh fruits and veggies of summer are now replaced with late harvest products such as pumpkins, squash, apples, and more. As we make this change, let us celebrate the seasons with these 5 fresh and indulgent fall-themed barley recipes!

1. Barley, Quinoa, & Butternut Squash Salad

Enjoy hot or cold and indulge in some of the best produce of the fall season! In this nutrient-packed salad, barley and quinoa pair up for the ultimate combination of both flavor and nutrition.

Barley & Quinoa Butternut Squash Salad
In this nutrient packed slaad, barley and quinoa pair up for the ultimate combination of both flavor and nutrition.
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2. Beef & Barley Soup

Beef & Barley Soup is an all-time classic and time-honored favorite. As the days become colder, this simple and hearty soup will warm and fill you up.

Beef and Barley Soup
A simple and hearty soup that will warm and fill you up.
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3. Apple Crisp

Apples are one of the best parts of fall. Loaded with fresh and sweet flavors, this fruit is great to eat fresh or incorporated into dishes, warm or cold. This apple crisp, with a barley flake topping, is easy to make and packed with iconic and classic flavors.

Apple Crisp
This easy apple crisp is packed full of fresh, iconic flavors and topped with an extra boost of nutrition.
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4. Harvest Barley Salad

Enjoy a bounty of some of the best produce of the season with this harvest barley salad. Fresh ingredients, easy to make, and delicious for either lunch or dinner, the Harvest Barley Salad is a triple threat.

Harvest Barley Salad
Fresh ingredients, easy to make, and delicious for either lunch or dinner, the Harvest Barley Salad is a triple threat. This recipe was created by Jamie Parchman and submitted as part of the "Bring on the Barley" Recipe Contest hosted by the Idaho Barley Commission and American Heart Association Idaho.
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5. Barley-Stuffed Squash

A fun and delicious spin on dinner, this barley-stuffed squash incorporates fresh produce and fun flavors to create a meal you won’t forget.

Barley-Stuffed Squash
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Harvest Barley Salad

Harvest Barley Salad

Harvest Barley Salad

Fresh ingredients, easy to make, and delicious for either lunch or dinner, the Harvest Barley Salad is a triple threat. This recipe was created by Jamie Parchman and submitted as part of the "Bring on the Barley" Recipe Contest hosted by the Idaho Barley Commission and American Heart Association Idaho.
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Lunch, Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 1 medium acorn squash
  • 1 cup barley, hulless or pearl
  • 3 cups vegetable broth, no salt
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1.5 tsp molasses
  • 1 tbsp garlic, finely minced
  • 3/4 tsp chili powder
  • 3/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 8 cups baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup green onion, chopped
  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/2 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup fat free feta cheese, crumbled

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line the baking sheet with nonstick foil.
  • Cut acorn squash in half and remove seeds. Place squash cut side up on the prepared baking sheet. Cover lightly with another sheet of nonstick foil. Roast 25-30 minutes or until tender. Set aside to cool.
  • While squash is cooking, place barley and broth in a medium size saucepan, bring to boil. Reduce heat to simmer and simmer for 30 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed. Rinse barley in cold water and set aside.
  • While barley and squash cool, whisk together olive oil, vinegar, molasses, garlic, chili powder, smoked paprika and black pepper. Set aside.
  • Peel and cut squash into one-inch pieces. Place in a large salad bowl.
  • Add baby spinach, green onion, pomegranate seed, barley and parsley to bowl. Pour vinegar mixture over and toss.
  • Top with pumpkin seeds and feta, toss again. Enjoy!
Keyword harvest, salad
Back-to-School with Barley

Back-to-School with Barley

The end of August signals for many, the end of summer and the beginning of a whole new school year. Back-to-school can be a stressful and hectic time as we adjust to new schedules, set new routines, and figure out the new normal. It doesn’t have to be as crazy though, try some of these barley recipes to lighten your load and add some nutrition to your new routine!

  1. Yogurt Blueberry Barley Flake Muffins

1. Yogurt Blueberry Barley Flake Muffins

Easy, healthy, and delicious, make these muffins ahead of time and enjoy them all week. Perfect for lunch boxes, mid-day snacks, or post activities fuel, they are sure to satisfy no matter the occasion.

Yogurt Blueberry Barley Flake Muffins
Easy, healthy, and delicous. Whether it is breakfast on the go or a mid day snack, these yogurt, blueberry, and barley flake muffins are sure to satifsy!
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2. No-Bake Granola Bar

No-Bake, No-Problem! Easy doesn’t even begin to describe how simple these are to make. Packed with nutrients and paired with delicious flavors, these are a treat the whole family will enjoy.

No-Bake Granola Bars
Packed with nutrients and no-bake make these granola bars a treat for the whole family!
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3. No-Bake Protein Bites

On the go and need some fuel? No problem! These No-Bake Protein Bites are so easy to make and delicious to each. Every bite is loaded with protein, fiber, and healthy fats. Make ahead and enjoy all week!

No-Bake Protein Bites
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