August 24, 2009

Tuesdays At The Table - Confetti Barley Salad

Welcome to another yummy Tuesday, gang! I've been trying a lot of your recipes lately and want to (again) thank you for all the great stuff that you continue to contribute to Andrea's weekly meme. :-)

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This week I decided to share something healthy since the past few weeks (or, um, month have been junk food).

Confetti Barley Salad

4 cups water
1 cup dry pearl barley
1/3 cup dijon mustard
1/3 cup olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves (or 2 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary)
2 teaspoons grated orange peel
1 teaspoon sugar
1 1/2 cups diced peppers (red, yellow or green)
1/2 cup sliced green onions
1/2 cup sliced pitted olives (optional)

Rosemary, orange peel and tomato slices to garnish.

In a saucepan (3 quart or so), bring water and barley to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 45-50 minutes (when barley gets tender). Drain and cool.

In a small bowl, whisk mustard, oil, vinegar, parsley rosemary, orange peel and sugar until combined. Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine barley, bell peppers, green onions and olives. Stir in mustard dressing and toss to coat well. Garnish and serve. (This tastes best when it's been refrigerated for a few hours to absorb all flavors.)

What's cooking in your kitchen?




14 comments:

  1. {{{{{{{{{{{{{COLE}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}
    That sounds really yummy and super different. I don't think my husband would eat it but I'll try anything.. well not so much anything in the meat department.

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  2. Wow, I've never had this but sure does sound good.
    Happy Twirls

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  3. This sounds great. I have been looking for some barley recipes lately to use up a bag I bought on sale. I will definitely use this one, thanks for sharing!!

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  4. hmmm, there's nothing healthy cookin in my kitchen ;-) You're setting a good example for me!

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  5. Hubby is going to love this recipe - yummy! :)

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  6. This sounds terrific. I will be giving it a try. I hope you will join me at diningwithdebbie.blogspot.com for Crock Pot Wednesday. Mister Linky is up and waiting for your link. Thanks for hosting Tuesdays at the Table.

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  7. Now I have to modify my dinner menu to incorporate this recipe! My husband will absolutely love this recipe it includes so many of his favorites.

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  8. I've never had anything like this! Sounds yummy!
    Robin
    All Things Heart and Home

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  9. I love barley. I always wonder why it isn't served more often. Thanks for sharing the recipe. It sounds yummy.

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  10. This sounds delicious!

    Next week I definitely will link up! I need some content for my blog...Dory seems to hog all the attention...LOL.

    The Mama - Beth

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  11. Ooh, me loves barley!!!

    Justine :o )

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  12. I never have tried the above salad but it sounds delightful.

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  13. Thanks so much for posting to Crock Pot Wednesay. I'm looking forward to what you have to say next week:)

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