Tomato, Feta and Barley Salad

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  1. TeriMomOf4

    TeriMomOf4 Active Member

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    This is SO delicious! I made it two days ago to go with some chicken I grilled and I am eating it today for lunch. Very hearty and satisfying.
    Tomato, Feta, & Barley Salad

    Tomato, Feta, & Barley Salad
    Adapted from Bon Appetit via Epicurious

    3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
    3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    1 teaspoon honey
    1/2 cup olive oil

    4 cups vegetable broth
    1 1/2 cups barley
    2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
    1 7-ounce package feta cheese, crumbled (about 1 1/2 cups)
    1 cup chopped fresh basil
    1 cup chopped green onions


    Rinse barley, and place in a small bowl. Cover with water by about two inches, and let soak for about an hour. Drain.

    Whisk vinegar, lemon juice, and honey in small bowl. Gradually whisk in oil. Season vinaigrette with salt and pepper. (Can be made 2 days ahead. Cover and chill.)

    Bring broth and 1/2 cup water to a boil in a large heavy saucepan. Stir in barley, reduce heat, cover, and boil until tender but still firm to bite, about 20 minutes. Drain. Transfer to large wide bowl, tossing frequently until cool.

    Mix tomatoes, feta, basil, and green onions into barley. Add vinaigrette (I used about half); toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper. (Can be made 2 hours ahead. Let stand at room temperature.) Serve at room temperature.
  2. tara

    tara Amity's Focus Member

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    That sounds really yummy!
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    chrissymama Amity's Focus Member

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    yum! i'm going to make this soon!
  4. clane

    clane Bookish Mama

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    working on this now for tomorrow's lunch. sounds great!!
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    Katie Amity's Focus Member

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    Thanks! That sounds heavenly.
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    Robin Jesus Follower

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    I am going to run by the store in the morning and pick up barley and make this for lunch. I have fresh from the garden cherry tomatoes and feta already in the house. Yummy.
  7. 3Gs4Me

    3Gs4Me Blessed Beyond Belief!

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    Yummo. I think this may be part of dinner tonight. Thanks for sharing.
  8. nevaeh.aaric

    nevaeh.aaric Guest

    yammi, thanks for sharing.
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    bugatti New Member

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    i think that is so beautiful post

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