PointsPlus Barley Salad with Grapes and Pecans

PointsPlus Barley Salad with Grapes and Pecans
Staff Writer
Barley Salad with Grapes and Pecans
WeightWatchers.com

Barley Salad with Grapes and Pecans

Here's a great, healthy side dish with a bit of juiciness and fruity flavor from the grapes and a nice crunch from the pecans. This dish can be prepared up to one day ahead but be sure to garnish with pecans just before serving.

6
Servings
319
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cups pearl barley
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon champagne vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cup red seedless grapes, halved
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced radicchio
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallion
  • 1 tablespoon minced tarragon
  • 2 tablespoons toasted chopped pecans

Directions

Bring water to a boil in a small saucepan and add ½ teaspoon of the salt. Stir in the barley, reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, until barley is tender but chewy and the water is absorbed, about 45 minutes. Transfer to a medium-sized bowl and fluff with a fork and let cool to room temperature.

In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, honey, mustard, remaining salt, and pepper. When the barley is cool, gently stir in the grapes, radicchio, scallion, and tarragon. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss thoroughly to combine. Garnish with the pecans.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
13g
19%
Sugar
10g
11%
Saturated Fat
8g
33%
Cholesterol
22mg
7%
Carbohydrate, by difference
43g
33%
Protein
9g
20%
Vitamin A, RAE
79µg
11%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
9µg
10%
Calcium, Ca
68mg
7%
Choline, total
20mg
5%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Fluoride, F
4µg
0%
Folate, total
39µg
10%
Iron, Fe
5mg
28%
Magnesium, Mg
28mg
9%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Phosphorus, P
124mg
18%
Selenium, Se
11µg
20%
Sodium, Na
347mg
23%
Water
117g
4%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Barley Shopping Tip

As an alternative to sugary, salty, processed foods, try shopping for fruits and vegetables that are in season.

Barley Cooking Tip

For a healthier alternative, substitute honey or molasses for sugar in baking recipes, and use a 3:1 blend of canola oil to olive oil instead of butter when cooking over the flame.