Healthiest Salad Ever (and it tastes amazing too!)

I am continuing to pursue healthier eating options- sometimes successfully, sometimes not (think Cappuccino Cupcakes). This recipe was a huge success. It’s incredibly easy, healthier and actually tastes amazing, much to my surprise.

Mediterranean Barley with Chickpeas and Arugula

from Cooking Light

  • 1  cup  uncooked pearl barley
  • 1  cup  packed arugula leaves
  • 1  cup  finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 3  tablespoons  finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes, packed without oil
  • 1  (15 1/2-ounce) can no-salt-added chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 3  tablespoons  fresh lemon juice
  • 2  tablespoons  extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2  teaspoon  crushed red pepper

First, I added 1 cup uncooked barley and 3 cups water to a pot. I boiled the barley for about 45 minutes, then put the barley in a bowl. While the barley was cooking, I chopped the red pepper and sun-dried tomatoes and rinsed the chickpeas. Once the barley was done, I added the arugula, sun-dried tomatoes, chickpeas and red pepper.



Then, in a separate bowl, I whisked together the olive oil, lemon juice, salt and a few sprinkles of crushed red pepper. I then sprinkled the sauce over the salad mix and tossed everything together. Then I was done. How easy is that?



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2 responses to “Healthiest Salad Ever (and it tastes amazing too!)

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