This hearty combination of barley and black beans would be for lunch the next day as well.

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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine cooked barley, beans, corn, cilantro, lime juice, oil, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper in a medium bowl.


Nutrition Facts

330 calories; 4.7 g total fat; 0.8 g saturated fat; 161 mg sodium. 482 mg potassium; 65.1 g carbohydrates; 11.7 g fiber; 5 g sugar; 9.5 g protein; 151 IU vitamin a iu; 6 mg vitamin c; 88 mcg folate; 55 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 42 mg magnesium;

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Rating: 4 stars
Very good base; needs a little help This is a lovely base for a bean and barley salad but I find it's a bit boring unless I add a few things. I always add 4 oz of grape tomatoes and 2-3 oz of chopped green onion which help A LOT. Several have mentioned having this with chicken; it's great with a little beef too. Pros: Easy high fiber moderate protein Cons: Needs more to make it interesting Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Family loved it! My family and I really enjoyed the flavor of this healthy side dish. I made it with chicken on the side and it paired perfectly. I added only half the lime juice and no cayenne because I have a 2 and 3 year old:) Pros: Easy to prepare healthy Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Just made this and ate it. Simple to put together and very tasty. No salt but the cayenne gives it just the right zip. Didn't have cilantro but it was fine without it. Will definitely make it again for the protein and fiber. Would probably be good with chicken added or as a side with chicken. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I made this and my husband and I loved it. We had it with chicken and then had the leftovers with tilapia. It's easy delicious and good for you! I will definitely make it again! Read More