Whole grains aren't just for warm, savory dishes! Chewy barley lends tasty texture, fiber, vitamins and minerals to this refreshing salad.
Put summer's fresh berry crop to use in this delicious side salad. Or, use frozen berries all year round!
2 cups cooked and cooled barley
1 tablespoon olive oil
Juice and zest of 1 lime
5 ounces (4 cups) fresh baby spinach
¼ cup finely chopped red onion
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1 avocado, diced
2 cups fresh or defrosted berries
Optional: Salt and pepper, to taste
- In a large bowl, gently mix together barley, olive oil, lime juice and zest, spinach, red onion, fresh basil, salt and pepper.
- Gently fold in avocado and berries.
- Serve salad immediately or chill and serve within 2 hours.
Serving size: ½ cup
Calories: 106; Total fat: 5g; Saturated fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 14mg; Carbohydrates: 16g; Fiber: 4g; Sugars: 4g; Protein: 2g; Potassium: 243mg; Phosphorus: 40mg