PointsPlus Barley Salad with Grapes and Pecans

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PointsPlus Barley Salad with Grapes and Pecans
Barley Salad with Grapes and Pecans
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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.

Ready in
1 h
6
Servings
174
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
7g
10%
Sugar
8g
N/A
Saturated Fat
0.9g
4.5%
Protein
4g
7%
Carbs
27g
9%
Vitamin A
6µg
1%
Vitamin B6
0.1mg
6.3%
Vitamin C
3mg
5%
Vitamin E
1mg
5%
Vitamin K
35µg
43%
Calcium
27mg
3%
Fiber
5g
19%
Folate (food)
14µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
14µg
3%
Iron
1mg
7%
Magnesium
40mg
10%
Monounsaturated
4g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
1mg
6%
Phosphorus
81mg
12%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
231mg
7%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
6.3%
Sodium
332mg
14%
Sugars, added
2g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
13%
Zinc
0.8mg
5.6%