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Pesto Barley Salad

Have you had your barley lately? This nutty chewy grain is an underappreciated ingredient that can be deliciously swapped in for rice, served as a warm or cold salad, and even used as a stuffing for veggies. We love barley and created this simple barley s

Have you had your barley lately? This nutty chewy grain is an underappreciated ingredient that can be deliciously swapped in for rice, served as a warm or cold salad, and even used as a stuffing for veggies. We love barley and created this simple barley salad so you can fall in love with it, too.
Have you had your barley lately? This nutty chewy grain is an underappreciated ingredient that can be deliciously swapped in for rice, served as a warm or cold salad, and even used as a stuffing for veggies. We love barley and created this simple barley salad so you can fall in love with it, too.

Pesto Barley Salad

Serves 8

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups pearl barley

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 cup homemade vegan pesto

  • 1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes, halved

  • Fresh basil leaves for garnish


Directions:

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add barley and salt and cook until barley is tender, about 45 minutes. Drain and rinse barley under cold water.

  2. Transfer barley to a large bowl and toss with pesto and tomatoes.

  3. Serve garnished with fresh basil leaves.


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