This salad is easy to prepare, is high in protein and fibre and just happens to be delicious. The recipe is provided by the Alberta Barley Commission. Did you know that 50% of barley grown in Canada is from Alberta? It’s also a ‘superfood’ and is the first ingredient in Canada to be given this distinction. Enjoy!
In a medium saucepan, heat oil.
Add barley and sauté for 3 minutes.
Add vegetable stock and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to simmer, cover and cook for 30 minutes; drain and cool.
In a large bowl, combine cooked barley, beans, yellow pepper, tomatoes, corn and chives.
In a small bowl, combine lime juice, olive oil, salt and pepper; pour over barley mixture and toss.
Serve on lettuce topped with shredded cheese.