Middle Eastern-Style Summer Salad

By Healthline
April 28, 2015
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Author Notes: Like oats, barley contains a soluble fiber called beta-glucan, which helps to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. However, unlike some other grains, the entire barley kernel contains beta-glucan. This means that even when processed, its soluble fiber remains intact. This recipe was written by the Healthline Editorial Team: http://www.healthline.com... Healthline

Serves: 4

Salad Ingredients

  • 3 cups cooked barley
  • 3 large tomatoes, red or yellow, diced
  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup pistachios
  • 1/4 cup diced kalamata olives
  • 1/2 preserved lemon, diced (or 1/4 cup caper berries)
  • 1 bunch chilled blanched asparagus, cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 2 cups garbanzo beans, drained

Vinaigrette Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
  • 1/4 cup za'atar spice
  1. Whisk vinaigrette ingredients until emulsified.
  2. Combine salad ingredients in large bowl.
  3. Pour vinaigrette over salad, and stir until combined. Add salt and pepper to taste.

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