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Barley and Brown Rice Herbed Salad

This salad is super easy and VERY nutritious with great flavor from the herbs. Vegan, too! It would make a great meal (with some added beans for protein) or side dish, as is.
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So colorful!

Barley and Brown Rice Herbed Salad

Ingredients:

1/2 C barley 
1/2 C brown rice 
1 Tbsp. olive oil 
4 cloves garlic, minced 
1/4 C thinly sliced shallots 
1/2 C thinly sliced red onion
1 C chopped cucumber 
1 C chopped fresh tomatoes 
1/2 C grated carrot 
2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar 
1/4 C chopped fresh parsley 
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil 
Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions:

Cook barley and brown rice according to directions on package; set aside to cool. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan on medium heat; add the garlic, shallots, and onion and sauté a couple minutes. Combine barley and brown rice in a large bowl; stir in garlic, shallots, and onions, and then add the rest of the ingredients. Enjoy!

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Click here for the original post — this recipe was one we made in my Food Science Lab class!

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