Friday, February 17, 2012

Raw Barley Tabouli Style Salad

This a quick tasty recipe I came up with for this weeks menu plan. Quick, except for the soaking over night part. It's cool for
so many reasons; its Raw Vegan, whole grain, keeps in the fridge for several days, gets better as the flavors set in, full of fresh veggies, you can sub-out ingredients easily to mix it up.  If you have time to let it sprout the barley, even better as that will keep the protein and lowers the carbs, ect ect ect. 

Barley 3 cups (soak over night)
Tomato 1 (diced)
Cucumber 1/2 (diced)
Bell Pepper- Orange or Yellow (diced)
Green Onion 1 (sliced small)
Onion 1/4 (chopped very fine)
Garlic 1-2 cloves (minced fine)
Basil 1/2 a bunch (chopped, other herb could be used to like cilantro or parsley)
Lemon 1 (juiced, no seeds ;-) ) 
Olive oil 2-3 Tbs. (use more or less your taste)
Salt & Pepper (to taste)

1 Prep everything. 

2 Put it all in a bow.

3 Mix.

That's it!! It doesn't get much easier. Can be eaten right away but taste best if it's made in advance to let the flavors marry.