Barley, Grape Tomato and Arugula Saute
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This colorful grain and vegetable side dish is sweet with a peppery bite. Throw in some yellow grape tomatoes for even more color.
water1 ¼ cup(s)
table salt¾ tsp, divided
uncooked pearl barley½ cup(s)
olive oil1 ½ tsp, extra-virgin, divided
grape tomatoes1 ½ cup(s), halved
minced garlic1 ½ tsp
black pepper¼ tsp, freshly ground
arugula3 cup(s), baby leaves
lemon zest¼ tsp, finely grated (or to taste)
- Bring water and 1/2 tsp salt to a boil in a small saucepan. Add barley; cover, reduce heat to low and cook until water is absorbed and barley is tender but still has a nice bite to it, about 30-35 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Heat 1 tsp oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add tomatoes and garlic; sauté until tomatoes start to soften and release their juices, about 1-2 minutes.
- Add barley, remaining 1/4 tsp salt and pepper; reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring, until tomatoes soften further and barley absorbs tomato liquid, about 2-3 minutes.
- Stir in arugula; toss over medium heat until wilted, about 30 seconds. Remove from heat; stir in remaining 1/2 tsp oil and lemon zest.
- Serving size: 3/4 c