Summer in a bowl


As I prepare for the big family camping trip to Burney Falls, I wanted to make a new salad – something the family hasn’t seen before and that satisfies the requirement of being summer-esque, full of veggies, and doesn’t taste too healthy.  I piggy-backed off the concept of a quinoa salad I prepared last week for a bbq that was a HUGE hit and use barley and corn instead of quinoa and cucumber.  In short: it ROCKS!  Super easy, vegan, and prepped in no time at all!

“Summer in a bowl” Barley Salad

2 cups dried pearled barley (or quick barley from Quaker)
4 cups water or veggie broth
2 tsp each: salt, cumin, powdered onion, pepper, paprika, dried parsley
Cook barley with above spices and liquid as directed or in a rice cooker.  Set aside and cool.

1 can organic corn OR kernels from 2-3 fresh cobbs, removed
½ large bunch kale, finely chopped
½ cup finely chopped parsley
2 tbsp EVOO
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tsp each:  salt, paprika

Mix corn, parsley and kale together in a Tupperware.  Add oil, lemon juice and spices.  Close the lid and shake vigorously.  Add to a large bowl, mixing in the cooked barley.  Serve cold.

2 thoughts on “Summer in a bowl

  1. Karen July 14, 2011 / 1:05 am

    Your barley salad sounds like a wonderful dish to take on a camping trip. I don’t camp but I think I going to make it.

    • offwhiteliving July 14, 2011 / 3:41 am

      Thanks! Enjoy the salad – I think it works equally well for picnics, relaxing evenings at home or whatever too! 🙂

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