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Blueberry Barley Salad with Mint Lime Vinaigrette
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Daydreaming of summer? A blueberry barley salad with mint lime vinaigrette is a taste of sweet summertime. Crunchy almonds, fresh mango, blueberries and mint leaves combine with the hearty flavor of barley for a salad that will warm you up from the inside out.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked barley
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 2 Tbs. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbs. lime juice
  • 1 tsp. lime zest
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 2 Tbs. chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 2 cups baby kale blend, arugula, or watercress
  • 1 cup chopped fresh mango
  • ½ cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • ¼ cup chopped red onion

Instructions

  1. Cook barley according to package directions; let cool.
  2. In serving bowl combine olive oil, vinegar, lime juice, lime zest, sugar, salt and pepper until blended. Stir in chopped mint.
  3. Add cooked barley, blueberries, baby kale blend, mango, almonds and red onion, tossing until evenly coated.
  4. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

Number of servings (yield): 8 Cups

Nutrition

Per serving:

160 calories

7 g total fat (Sat 1 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 1 g, Mono 4 g)

0 mg cholesterol

150 mg sodium

160 mg potassium

25 g total carbohydrate

7 g dietary fiber

5 g total sugars

3 g protein

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