Lentil Barley Salad
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup green lentils, dry
  • ½ cup pot barley
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • ¾ cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup spinach, packed
  • ¾ cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • ¼ small purple onion, finely chopped
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • Dressing:
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp grainy mustard
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, crushed
Instructions
  1. Put the lentils, barley and whole garlic cloves (I actually used 3 but I LOVE garlic) in a medium pot and add water to cover by a couple inches; bring to a boil and cook for 45 min, or until tender.
  2. Drain well, discard the garlic cloves (or eat them on a cracker! mmm), and set aside to cool.
  3. In a large bowl combine cooled lentils and barley and all the other salad ingredients.
  4. Shake the dressing in a small jar or whisk in a bowl, pour desired amount of dressing over salad and toss.
  5. Note: this dressing recipe makes much more dressing than I use personally but I generally don't like a lot, so dress it with less if your tastes match mine and save the rest in the fridge for other purposes.
Recipe by upbeet dietitian at https://www.upbeet.ca/2013/01/28/lentil-barley-salad/