Saturday, January 5, 2013

Barley, Cranberry and Orange Salad



This is a delightful winter salad, using navel oranges and fresh cranberries, it would also work well with any berry. It has a nice sweet note from the oranges and their juice along with the wonderful freshness that fresh parsley adds. I have been making a lot of salads with grains lately, including the waldorf wheat berry salad and the pomegranate tabbouleh they are packed with nutrients and the whole grains are wonderfully filling. 


Ingredients:

  • One tablespoon maple syrup
  • a handful of cranberries
  • 3 small navel oranges chopped
  • One tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley 
  • One tomato chopped
  • 1/2 cucumber chopped
  • A handful of walnuts 
  • One cup of cooked barley 
Method:

  1. cook the barley per directions
  2. and simply mix all the ingredients together. 
  3. makes a great side dish or a light lunch.



I wanted to leave you with a light and healthy dish and I don't know about you but I am always on the look out for creative lunches, I get bored of sandwiches. 

Hope you will join us on our next adventure :-) as we travel to Germany, India and back through the UK, visiting family and friends and you know me a few blogger meet ups! one is going to be with a fun and very active group called Chennai Food Guide. If your in the area or live in India be sure to join this page, these folks are crazy about food and their local dining scene. 



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