I love, love, love summer salads; right up there with sauvignon blanc and barbecue, but green gets a little old. My favorite salads are grain-based–wild rice, bulger, quinoa, and in this case, barley. Whole grains, plus a modge-podge of fruits and vegetables, fresh herbs, homemade dressing and you have got yourself the perfect one-dish meal!
Barley is really filling, a great source of fiber and selenium, and can be dressed up in so may ways. So toss this heart healthy, immune strengthening, waistline slimming grain into your menu this week!