Barley and Black Bean Salad




3 cups cooked pearl barley *
2 cups blacked beans, drained
1-1/2 cup frozen corn, thawed
1-1/2 cup dried tomatoes
1 sm. red onion
1 cup avocado, chopped
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper


1/2 cup water
4 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp. grated lemon peel
1 tbsp. vegetable oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp. cumin


Combine all salad ingredients in a large bowl and toss gently. Combine dressing ingredients in a jar; close and shake well. Pour over salad and toss gently.

Author's Comments

The avocado and cilantro make this a favorite vegetarian dish!<br />
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* To make 3 cups cooked pearl barley, cook 3/4 cup dry pearl barley in 3 cups of water for 45 minutes.

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ryansnyder reviewed Barley and Black Bean Salad on April 18, 2005

Ann, thanks for this recipe! It makes a wonderful picnic salad... Quick, simple and tasty!