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Grapes & Pecan Barley Salad with Honey Vinaigrette
Prep Time
5 mins
 
Barley's nutty flavor and toothsome texture make for an ideal savory salad. Grapes and pecans round out the taste for a delicious side or light vegetarian dinner.
Course: Dips and Dressings, Salad
Cuisine: American, Vegetarian
Servings: 6
Calories: 835 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 ¾ cup + 1 TB water
  • 1/8 tsp table salt
  • ¾ cup pearl barley
  • 1 ½ cups halved seedless red grapes
  • ½ cup thinly sliced radicchio
  • 1/3 cup chopped scallions
  • 1 TB minced fresh tarragon
  • 1 TB extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp champagne vinegar
  • 1 tsp honey
  • ½ tsp Dijon mustard
  • ¼ tsp table salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 2 TB chopped toasted pecans
Instructions
  1. Bring water and salt to a boil in a small saucepan. Stir in barley, reduce to a simmer, and cook, covered for 45 minutes or until barley is tender but chewy and water is absorbed. Transfer to a medium bowl, fluff with a fork, and allow to cool to room temperature.
  2. Mix in grapes, radicchio, scallions and tarragon. In a small bowl whisk together vinegar, oil, honey, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper. Drizzle over salad and toss thoroughly to coat. Garnish each serving with 1 tsp pecans.
Nutrition Facts
Grapes & Pecan Barley Salad with Honey Vinaigrette
Amount Per Serving
Calories 835 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 46%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Sodium 925mg 39%
Potassium 708mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 129g 43%
Dietary Fiber 26g 104%
Sugars 8g
Protein 18g 36%
Vitamin A 8.2%
Vitamin C 10.6%
Calcium 10.2%
Iron 29.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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