Turkey Confetti Barley Salad

Turkey Confetti Barley Salad

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Turkey Confetti Barley Salad
Course Lunch, Main Dish
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup peal or whole grain barley
  • 3 Cups water
  • 1 Can (15 oz.) kidney beans, drained
  • 1 Can (15 oz.) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 2/3 Cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/2 Cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/2 Cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2/3 Cups white wine vinegar
  • 1/3 Cup olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 Teaspoon dry mustard
  • 10 Drops red pepper sauce
  • 1 1/2 Cups cubed cooked turkey or chicken
Course Lunch, Main Dish
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup peal or whole grain barley
  • 3 Cups water
  • 1 Can (15 oz.) kidney beans, drained
  • 1 Can (15 oz.) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 2/3 Cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/2 Cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/2 Cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2/3 Cups white wine vinegar
  • 1/3 Cup olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 Teaspoon dry mustard
  • 10 Drops red pepper sauce
  • 1 1/2 Cups cubed cooked turkey or chicken
Instructions
  1. In medium saucepan with lid, bring water to a boil.
  2. Add barley and return to boil.
  3. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook 45 minutes or until barley is tender and liquid is absorbed. (If using whole grain barley, it
  4. may be necessary to increase cooking time to 50-55 minutes. It may also be necessary to drain off any unabsorbed liquid after cooking.)
  5. In large bowl combine cooked barley, beans, oranges, onion, bell pepper and cilantro. Set aside.
  6. In a small saucepan mix together vinegar, olive oil, sugar, salt, pepper, chili powder, dry mustard and pepper sauce. Heat and stir until mixture bubbles.
  7. Pour hot dressing over barley-vegetable mixture. Add cooked and cubed turkey or chicken.
  8. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight to allow salad to chill and flavors to blend.
Mexicali Barley Salad

Mexicali Barley Salad

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Mexicali Barley Salad
Course Lunch, Main Dish
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup PEARL BARLEY (if using whole grain barley, see directions below)
  • 3 Cups water
  • 1 Can (15 oz.) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 Can (15 oz.) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 Can (11 oz.) Mexicorn or regular canned corned, drained
  • 3/4 Cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 - 1/2 Cup sliced jalapeno peppers
  • 2/3 Cup prepared barbecue sauce
  • 3 Tablespoon prepared Italian salad dressing
  • Green cabbage leaves optional
  • 2 Cups (8 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 Cup crumbled tortilla chips
Course Lunch, Main Dish
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup PEARL BARLEY (if using whole grain barley, see directions below)
  • 3 Cups water
  • 1 Can (15 oz.) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 Can (15 oz.) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 Can (11 oz.) Mexicorn or regular canned corned, drained
  • 3/4 Cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 - 1/2 Cup sliced jalapeno peppers
  • 2/3 Cup prepared barbecue sauce
  • 3 Tablespoon prepared Italian salad dressing
  • Green cabbage leaves optional
  • 2 Cups (8 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 Cup crumbled tortilla chips
Instructions
  1. Combine barley and water in medium saucepan. Bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook 45 minutes or until barley is tender and liquid is absorbed.
  3. Cool.
  4. In large bowl, combine cooled barley, beans, corn, red onion and jalapeño peppers.
  5. In small bowl, combine barbecue sauce and salad dressing.
  6. Pour dressing over barley-bean mixture and toss to coat.
  7. Line a serving bowl with cabbage leaves, if desired.
  8. Spoon barley salad into bowl and top with shredded cheese and crumbled tortilla chips.
Barley Greek Salad

Barley Greek Salad

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Barley Greek Salad
Course Lunch, Main Dish
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup PEARL BARLEY
  • 3 Cups water
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 Cup olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon dried leaf oregano, crushed
  • 1/4 Cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 medium tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 small green or red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/2 Cup crumbled feta cheese
  • lettuce leaves, washed and chilled
  • tomato wedges or lemon slices Directions
Course Lunch, Main Dish
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup PEARL BARLEY
  • 3 Cups water
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 Cup olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon dried leaf oregano, crushed
  • 1/4 Cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 medium tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 small green or red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/2 Cup crumbled feta cheese
  • lettuce leaves, washed and chilled
  • tomato wedges or lemon slices Directions
Instructions
  1. Place barley, water and 1 teaspoon salt in medium saucepan. Bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook 45 minutes or until barley is tender and liquid is absorbed.
  3. Combine olive oil, lemon juice, vinegar, oregano and ¼ teaspoon salt; pour over hot cooked barley. Cool to room temperature.
  4. Gently stir in onions, parsley, tomatoes, bell pepper and cheese. Serve salad chilled or at room temperature on lettuce-lined plates.
  5. Garnish each serving with tomato wedges or lemon slices, if desired.
Southwest Barley Salad

Southwest Barley Salad

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Southwest Barley Salad
Course Lunch, Main Dish
Servings
Ingredients
  • 3 Cups reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 3/4 Cup uncooked pearl barley
  • 1 Cup fresh or frozen corn
  • 1 Cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3/4 Cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/2 Cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 Cup chopped green onions
  • 1/2 Cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 Clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 Cup salsa
  • 3 Tablespoons reduced fat sour cream
  • 2 Tablespoons lime or lemon juice
Course Lunch, Main Dish
Servings
Ingredients
  • 3 Cups reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 3/4 Cup uncooked pearl barley
  • 1 Cup fresh or frozen corn
  • 1 Cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3/4 Cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/2 Cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 Cup chopped green onions
  • 1/2 Cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 Clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 Cup salsa
  • 3 Tablespoons reduced fat sour cream
  • 2 Tablespoons lime or lemon juice
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan, bring broth to a boil. Stir in barley.
  2. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 40 to 45 minutes or until tender. Drain and cool.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the corn, beans, peppers, onions, cilantro and garlic. Stir in barley.
  4. Just before serving, combine the salsa, sour cream and lime juice; add to barley mixture. Serve warm or cold.
All-Season Barley Salad

All-Season Barley Salad

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All-Season Barley Salad
Course Lunch, Main Dish
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup PEARL BARLEY
  • 3 Cups water
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 Cup bottled Italian dressing
  • 1/4 Pound diced bacon, fried until crisp, and drained
  • 1 1/2 Cups frozen green peas, thawed
  • 1 Cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1/2 Cup thinly sliced onion or 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • 1/3 Cup sliced water chestnuts
  • 1 2oz. Jar jar pimentos, drained
  • 1/4 Cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 Cup sour cream
  • salt and pepper To Taste
Course Lunch, Main Dish
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup PEARL BARLEY
  • 3 Cups water
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 Cup bottled Italian dressing
  • 1/4 Pound diced bacon, fried until crisp, and drained
  • 1 1/2 Cups frozen green peas, thawed
  • 1 Cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1/2 Cup thinly sliced onion or 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • 1/3 Cup sliced water chestnuts
  • 1 2oz. Jar jar pimentos, drained
  • 1/4 Cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 Cup sour cream
  • salt and pepper To Taste
Instructions
  1. Place barley, water and salt in large saucepan. Bring to boil.
  2. Cover and cook on low heat for 1 hour or until tender. Drain well.
  3. Pour Italian dressing over warm barley and toss to coat lightly. Cover and chill.
  4. Add remaining ingredients, except garnish.
  5. For chilled salad: Spoon barley mixture into serving bowl; chill 2 to 3 hours.
  6. For a hot salad: Spoon mixture into a baking dish or individual ramekins. Bake at 350 ºF 15 to 20 minutes or until heated through.
  7. Or heat in microwave over on high 2 to 3 minutes.
  8. Garnish salad with tomato slices or wedges and lettuce leaves, if desired.