Garden Patch Salad Recipe

Step 1

Bring water to a boil; stir in barley and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Reduce heat. Cover; simmer 50 to 60 minutes or until barley is tender, stirring occasionally. Drain; cool. Transfer to a large bowl. Add kidney beans, tomatoes, parsley, green pepper and green onions; mix well.

Step 2

Combine lemon juice, oil, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper; mix until well blended. Pour over barley mixture; toss. Chill 3 to 4 hours or overnight; toss before serving. Serve over lettuce leaves, if desired.

* NOTE: To substitute 1/2 cup Quaker Scotch Brand Quick Pearled Barley, decrease water to 1-1/2 cups and simmer time to 10 to 12 minutes. Proceed as recipe directs.

Source: "Hurry, Let's Eat!" Reprinted with permission from The Quaker Oats Company Electronic format courtesy of Karen Mintzias

Things You'll Need

  • 2c Water
  • 1/3c Medium Pearled Barley*
  • -- (Quaker Scotch Brand)
  • 3/4ts Salt (optional)
  • 15oz Van Camp's Red Kidney Beans
  • -- (Dark or Light)
  • 3md Tomatoes; seeded, chopped
  • 1 1/2c Chopped parsley or cilantro
  • 1md Bell pepper; cut into strips
  • -- (green, red or yellow)
  • 1/2c Sliced green onions
  • 1/3c Lemon juice
  • 1/4c Vegetable oil
  • 1/8ts Pepper

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