I was rummaging through my pantry the other day,
and came across a bag of pearl barley that was looking a little neglected.
Definitely too hot to make soup.
So, hmmmm....what could I make?
I searched a little online for some inspiration and came across this.
Other than the barley cooking time, it came together in about 15 minutes.
|Barley, Feta & Pear Salad|
It had wonderful texture from the barley, a hint of sweet from the pears,
a touch of salty from the feta and an ever so slight bitter taste from the radicchio.
You even got a crunch from the toasted walnuts.
Perfectly balanced flavors!
It was a wonderful side dish and vegetarian too, so that's always a nice option.
You could also make it into a main course by adding a protein,
grilled chicken would be a great addition!
A welcome change to summer's old standbys, macaroni and potato salad.
I know it will be making an appearance here again soon.
Do you have a favorite summer dish?