Barley and Millet Summer Salad

By Shannon February 11, 2014 Food


I love summer, and everything that comes with it.  Warm sunny days, flip flops and refreshing food.  I love the tastes of summer, too, which remind me of the beach and my home, Florida.  In summer, we’re always looking for light foods to help beat the heat. Here’s a summer salad that is packed with nutrition that will leave you experiencing the invigorating taste of summer.


Barley and Millet Summer Salad

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1 1/2 cups barley, cooked

1 cup millet, cooked

1 small cucumber

3 mini peppers, 1 each red, yellow and orange

1 small jicama

2 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped

2 1/2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice

1/4 teaspoon salt



1. Cook the barley and millet according to package directions.

2. Peel and chop the cucumber into bite size pieces.

3. Wash and remove seeds from peppers.  Finely chop.

4. Cut about 1/4 piece of the jicama, reserve the rest.  Finely chop.

5. In a small mixing bowl, combine the barley and millet.  Stir.

6. Add cucumbers, peppers, jicama and cilantro to barley and millet mixture, stirring until well combined.

7. Add lime juice and salt, stirring until well combined.


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