"My boyfriend and I wanted to incorporate more soy into our diets, and my sister introduced us to edamame. This is an easy way to use the frozen, shelled beans. The recipe takes a little time to assemble, but if you chop the vegetables while the barley cooks, it's ready in 25 minutes." -Maggie Knapp, Fort Worth, TX
5 teaspoons olive oil
1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon whole-grain Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 cup uncooked pearl barley
1 cup coarsely chopped red bell pepper
3/4 cup chopped red onion
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1 (16-ounce) bag frozen shelled edamame (green soybeans), thawed
How to Make It
To prepare dressing, combine first 5 ingredients in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk until blended; set aside.
To prepare salad, cook barley according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Combine cooked barley, bell pepper, red onion, and the remaining ingredients in a large bowl, tossing well to combine. Add the dressing, and toss gently to coat evenly. Let stand 15 minutes.