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Bacony Barley Salad with Marinated Shrimp

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From EatingWell:  June/July 2005, The EatingWell Healthy in a Hurry Cookbook (2006)

Here's a great example of how to cook a healthy dish in minutes - simply cook the bacon in the same pan as the barley to enrich the flavor, add some purchased cooked shrimp, a few aromatic vegetables, and you've got dinner (or a hearty potluck dish) in no time flat.

4 servings, 1 3/4 cups each | Active Time: 40 minutes | Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Cook bacon in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring often, until crispy, about 4 minutes. Drain on paper towel; discard fat.
  2. Add water and salt to the pan and bring to a boil. Add barley and return to a simmer. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until all the liquid is absorbed, 10 to 12 minutes.
  3. Combine shrimp and lime juice in a large bowl. Add the cooked barley; toss to coat. Let stand for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, to allow the barley to absorb some of the lime juice. Add tomatoes, onion, cilantro and the bacon; toss to coat. Add oil and pepper and toss again. Stir in avocado and serve.

Nutrition

Per serving : 393 Calories; 19 g Fat; 3 g Sat; 11 g Mono; 235 mg Cholesterol; 3 g Carbohydrates; 35 g Protein; 7 g Fiber; 752 mg Sodium; 859 mg Potassium

1 1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 4 very lean meat, 3 fat (mono)

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