This salad is so unique and light! It's a total crowd-pleaser any time of year!
I lied again. Another post sans sugar. I promise I will cease my lying once the new year begins. I have a few more hours.
I have been on the frugal side lately, so I scoured our pantry for a salad ingredient in anticipation of a family gathering. I had purchased pearl barley on sale a few months ago, and spotted it on the top shelf. Perfect! So here you go, friends, a totally made-up, yet delicious and healthy salad for your next gathering. Your family and friends will love it. Mine did.
By the way, a giveaway is coming in the next day or so because I love you all so much! Stay tuned!
In a large saucepan, combine:
1 1/2 cups uncooked pearl barley
3 cups water
Place pan over medium heat and cook until simmering. Simmer, covered, for 45 minutes, or until liquid is dissolved and barley is tender. Remove from heat and let cool.
In a medium bowl, combine:
1 pint cherry tomatoes, quartered
1/4 red onion, finely chopped
2 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley, chopped
2 tablespoons basil, chopped
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste