Barley Summer Salad

Barley Summer Salad

Barley Summer Salad

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins

Ingredients
  

For the Salad

  • 1 cup barley
  • 1 large cucumber
  • 1 large heirloom tomato
  • 1/2 medium onion, red or white

For the Dressing

  • 4 tbsps lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsps olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning

Instructions
 

  • Bering 3 cups of water to boil on the stovetop in a medium-sized pan. Combine barley and reduce to simmer for 30-45 minutes until barley is tender and liquid is absorbed. Stir occasionally.
  • Slice cucumbers into half-moons, dice the tomato and slice the onion. Combine in a medium-sized bowl.
  • In a small bowl, combine all ingredients for the dressing and whisk together.
  • Once the barley is done, mix well with the vegetables. Pour dressing on top and combine. Serve either immediately or put in the fridge and enjoy later!
Charred Corn & Zucchini Barley Salad

Charred Corn & Zucchini Barley Salad

Charred Corn & Zucchini Barley Salad

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins

Ingredients
  

For the Salad

  • 3 ears corn, husks removed
  • 2 medium zucchini
  • 1 medium bell pepper
  • 1 cup barley
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

For the Dressing

  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Cook barley on the stovetop. Bring 3 cups of water to boil, pour in the cup of barley, reduce to simmer for 30-45 minutes. When the liquid is absorbed and barley tender, remove from stovetop.
  • Dice zucchini and bell pepper, lathering in 1 tbsp of olive oil, and placing on a kabob stick. With remaining olive oil, lather the corn.
  • Place on heated grill, turning occasionally until all sides cooked and char developed on vegetables.
  • While vegetables are on the grill, combine all dressing ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together.
  • Pull vegetables off the grill. Using a knife, remove the corn kernels from the cob. Combine all vegetables, barely and dressing together. Serve immediately and enjoy!
Southwest Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Southwest Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Servings 4 sweet potatoes

Ingredients
  

  • 4 medium sized sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup BARLEY
  • 1.5 cups water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 15 oz`can black beans

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line baking sheet with aluminum foil (this makes clean up easier). Scrub sweet potatoes and pat dry. Using a fork, poke holes in each one then place on baking sheet. Place in oven and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  • While sweet potatoes are baking, bring water to a boil then add barley, 1 tsp cumin, and thyme. Reduce heat and simmer until barley is tender and liquid absorbed about 35-45 minutes.
  • Alternatively: Place water, barley, 1 tsp cumin, and thyme 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.
  • About 10 minutes before potatoes are done, heat olive oil in a pan, then add bell pepper, onion, and remaining tsp of cumin. Cook until tender.
  • Drain and rinse can of black beans. Combine barley, pepper, onions, and black beans in a bowl, seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.
  • When potatoes are done, pull out of the oven and let cool. Once cooled, cut a horizontally to open up the potato but not completely apart. Using a fork fluff the inside of the potatoes. Spoon stuffing mixture into sweet potatoes, approximately 1/2 cup per sweet potato. Top with lime, sour cream, salsa, guacamole, and or cheese, and enjoy!
No-Bake Granola Bars

No-Bake Granola Bars

No-Bake Granola Bars

Packed with nutrients and no-bake make these granola bars a treat for the whole family!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Servings 12 bars

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups barley flakes
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup nut butter of your choice
  • 1/4 cup honey

Instructions
 

  • Combine barley flakes, nuts, chocolate chips, and dried cranberries in a large bowl and mix until combined.
  • Add the nut butter and honey and stir until combined.
  • Take an 8x8 baking pan and line with aluminum foil. Spoon the mixture into the dish and flatten with the back of a spoon. Compact well, the more compact it is, the less likely it will crumble.
  • Cover and place in the freezer for one hour. Remove from the freezer, take out from the pan, remove the aluminum foil and cut into bars. Serve immediately or wrap individually and store in the fridge.
Crepes

Crepes

Crepes

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 8 crepes

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup BARLEY flour
  • 1.5 cups milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • pinch of salt

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients into a blender and blitz until well mixed, scraping down the sides in between. The batter should be thin and runny.
  • Set in the fridge for 30 minutes to let air bubbles release.
  • Heat a frying pan over medium-high heat. Lightly grease the pan. Pour 1/4 cup of batter into the pan quickly, swirling the batter around the base until it evenly covers the entire surface.
  • Cook until lightly brown, 1-2 minutes. Watch carefully and flip crepe when ready, not always based on the time.
  • Flip the crepe with a spatula and allow the other side to lightly brown.
  • Remove from pan and begin the process again until all the batter is cooked.
  • Serve hot and enjoy with the toppings of your choice!
Cilantro-Lime Black Bean Barley

Cilantro-Lime Black Bean Barley

Cilantro-Lime Black Bean Barley

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup barley (pearl, hulless, or hulled)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 15 oz can black beans
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped

Instructions
 

  • Combine chicken broth, barley, salt, and garlic in Instant Pot. Shut lid, set to sealing, and cook on High Pressure for 35-40 minutes. When done, either do a natural pressure release or a quick valve release. Rinse and drain barley.
  • Alternatively: combine chicken broth, salt, and garlic in a large saucepan on high heat on the stovetop. Bring to boil, add the barley, and reduce to simmer until liquid absorbed or barley is tender approximately 45-55 minutes.
  • Once the barley is cooked, mix in 1 tablespoon of lime juice, can of black beans (rinsed and drained), and chopped cilantro. Taste and add the second tablespoon of lime as desired.