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Texas Style Barley Salad


  • ½ teaspoon table salt 
1/2 cup uncooked barley 
2 Tbsp fresh lime juice 
2 Tbsp water 
1 Tbsp olive oil 
1/4 tsp ground cumin 
1/4 tsp table salt 
1/8 tsp black pepper 
1 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed 
1/2 cup grape tomatoes, halved, or cherry tomatoes, quartered 
1/2 medium avocado, Haas, diced 
1/4 cup frozen corn kernels, thawed, or drained, canned corn 
1/4 cup cilantro, fresh, chopped 
1/4 cup scallion(s), sliced


1. Bring 3 cups of water and 1/2 teaspoon of salt to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add barley; cover and simmer until tender, about 30 to 35 minutes. Drain and cool.
2. Meanwhile, whisk together lime juice, water, oil, cumin, remaining 1/4 teaspoon of salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Add barley, beans, tomatoes, avocado, corn, cilantro and scallions; toss to mix and coat. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate up to 1 day. Yields about a rounded 3/4 cup per serving.


avocado, barley, beans, black, cumin, juice, lime


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