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Kale and whole grain salad

6
6
3
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
10 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
0 min
Serves
1
Difficulty
Easy
Here is a complete meal in a bowl that's a perfect hearty grain salad for take-to-work lunches or a quick, no-cook last-minute dinner—that is if you've pre-cooked the barley and have the kale prepped and ready to go (or you’ve bought pre-chopped). Pearl barley has a wonderful chewy texture and nutty flavor, and it cooks in about 25 to 30 minutes; hulled barley takes about 40 minutes. Swap in whatever you have on hand such as quicker-cooking brown rice or quinoa for the barley, baby spinach or arugula for the kale, and chopped walnuts or pistachios for the almonds.

Ingredients

Uncooked kale

1 cup(s), chopped

Cooked pearl barley

½ cup(s)

WW Light part-skim mozzarella jalapeño string cheese

1 stick(s), or 1 oz chopped light Colby cheese, chopped

Lemon(s)

½ item(s), juiced

Slivered almonds

1 Tbsp

Olive oil

1 tsp, extra virgin

Table salt

1 pinch, or to taste

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl; season to taste.
  2. Makes 1 serving.