1 Cup barley
3 Cups water
¼ Cup Chopped Fresh Oregano
2 Green Onions, Chopped
¼ Cup Olive Oil
3 Tbs. Lemon juice
1 Tbs. Lemon zest
1 Cup Peeled, Chopped Cucumbers
¼ Cup Toasted Almonds
Pinch of Cayenne Pepper (optional)
Salt and Pepper to taste
1. In a medium saucepan, bring water to a boil and add barley.
2. Simmer for about 30 minutes.
3. Cool Barley to room temperature, fluffing with a fork occasionally
4. In a medium bowl, combine the remaining ingredients.
5. Add the cooked Barley
6. Adjust salt and pepper
Makes 6 servings
Per serving (206g): 246 Calories, 12g fat, 1.6g sat fat, 31g carbohydrate, 5g protein, 7.8g fiber, 109mg sodium