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/health-recipes/middle-eastern-style-summer-salad —Healthline
large tomatoes, red or yellow, diced
diced kalamata olives
preserved lemon, diced (or 1/4 cup caper berries)
chilled blanched asparagus, cut into 2 inch pieces
garbanzo beans, drained
cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil
red wine vinegar
cloves garlic, pressed or minced
In This Recipe
Whisk vinaigrette ingredients until emulsified.
Combine salad ingredients in large bowl.
Pour vinaigrette over salad, and stir until combined. Add salt and pepper to taste.