Warm Barley and Soybean Salad

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Whole-grain barley is the most nutritious kind because only the outer husk has been removed. Look for it in health-food stores.
5 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)


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3 cups water
3/4 cup whole-grain barley
1 1/2 cups frozen soybeans or lima beans, thawed
1 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup thinly sliced celery
2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro


Bring the water to a boil in a medium saucepan; add barley. Reduce heat, and simmer for 50 minutes or until tender; drain. Cook beans according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.

Combine the barley, beans, and next 6 ingredients (beans through salt) in a large bowl, and toss well. Sprinkle with cilantro.

Created date

January 2001

Nutritional Information

Calories 222
Caloriesfromfat 23 %
Fat 5.6 g
Satfat 0.8 g
Monofat 1.2 g
Polyfat 2.7 g
Protein 10.5 g
Carbohydrate 35.2 g
Fiber 6.1 g
Cholesterol 2 mg
Iron 2.7 mg
Sodium 295 mg
Calcium 103 mg