At the end of the night someone told me they really liked the dish, and could they have the recipe? I confessed I didn't really have one, but today I wrote down basic dish framework,. I sent the instructions off in an email, then decided to share them with you.
BARLEY VEGETABLE MAIN DISH SALAD
1 pound barley
6 1/2 cups water
8 cups vegetables of your choice, chopped (I used broccoli, yellow squash, tomatoes, carrots, and onions. Mushrooms, green or colored peppers, or cucumber also work well.)
1/4-1/3 cup spicy brown or Dijon mustard (I used spicy)
Balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing (approximately half of a 16-oz bottle), to taste
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Bring barley and water to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer; cook, covered, until tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed, 40 to 50 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes, then drain off any extra water and cool. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Chill for several hours before serving.
|Leftovers served over lettuce for lunch today.|
Five years ago today: Mmmmm!