Barley and Black Bean Salad

This barley and black bean salad is a nice, healthy salad. It makes for a great side or salad to take to lunch.

Barley and Black Bean Salad

Served cold, this salad is great to take to work for lunch (according to Anita!).

Also try my barley and snap pea salad.

Barley and Black Bean Salad
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Barley and Black Bean Salad

This barley and black bean salad is a nice, healthy salad. It makes for a great side or salad to take to lunch.
Course Side
Cuisine American
Keyword bean salad
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 270kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pearl barley uncooked quick-cooking
  • 15 ounce black beans rinsed, drained
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper minced
  • 1/2 cup Monterey cheese cut into 1/4" cubes (or Pepper Jack)
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • cayenne pepper optional, to taste

Instructions

  • Cook barley according to package instructions but do not add salt. Drain and rinse. Let cool.
  • Combine remaining ingredients in a bowl. Add in barley and stir. Serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 492mg | Potassium: 561mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 527IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 111mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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