Lunch-in-a-Jar: Cherry Pecan Grain Salad

Lunch-in-a-Jar: Cherry Pecan Grain Salad

Serves 2

As beautiful as it is delicious, this layered salad with bright flavors from arugula, blue cheese and dried cherries will leave your coworkers or fellow picnickers green with envy.

Ingredients: 
  • 2 cups cooked pearl barley
  • 1/4 cup prepared salad dressing, or lemon juice
  • 2 cups packed baby arugula
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion, rinsed well and drained
  • 1/4 cup dried sour cherries
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped toasted pecans
  • 2 tablespoons blue cheese crumbles
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Method: 

In a small bowl, toss barley with dressing. Layer barley and remaining ingredients in two wide-mouth jars. Top with tight-fitting lids and chill until ready to serve. 

(NOTE: To cook barley, simmer in a large pot of gently salted water until tender, 20 to 30 minutes. Drain well, cool, and then proceed with the recipe.)

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:490 calories (200 from fat), 23g total fat, 4g saturated fat, 5mg cholesterol, 360mg sodium, 65g carbohydrate (12g dietary fiber, 11g sugar), 8g protein
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