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Mediterranean Barley Salad

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Cook Time 35 min
  • Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pearl barley 250 mL
  • 2 medium zucchini, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes 250 mL
  • 1/3 cup coarsely chopped pitted mammoth green olives or kalamata olives 75 mL
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley 60 mL
  • 1/4 cup finely crumbled feta 60 mL
  • Lemon Dressing:
  • 1/3 cup olive oil 75 mL
  • 1 tsp lemon zest 5 mL
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice 60 mL
  • 3/4 tsp salt 4 mL
  • 1/4 tsp pepper 1 mL

Directions

  • Step 1

    Bring 3 cups (750 mL) salted water to a boil. Add barley to pot, reduce to a simmer. Cover and cook 30 min., or until barley is tender. Drain off excess liquid.

  • Step 2

    Meanwhile grill zucchini 2 to 3 min. on barbecue, preheated to medium-high heat, until tender and grill-marked. Remove from grill, chop into bite-size pieces.

  • Step 3

    Transfer zucchini to large bowl along with tomatoes, olives and parsley.

  • Step 4

    In separate small bowl, whisk together Lemon Dressing ingredients.

  • Step 5

    Fold dressing and feta cheese into barley mixture.

Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition Description Per serving: 1 cup (250 mL)
  • Calories 280
  • Fat 15 g
  • Saturated Fat 3 g
  • Carbs 31 g
  • Sugar 3 g
  • Protein 5 g
  • Cholesterol 5 mg
  • Fibre 6 g
  • Sodium 510 mg