Warm Barley, Chicken, and Stone Fruit Mélange
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This wonderful salad takes full advantage of summer’s abundance of juicy peaches, nectarines, and plums.
uncooked pearl barley1 cup(s), quick-cooking
mint leaves¼ cup(s), fresh, chopped
vinegar1 ½ Tbsp, raspberry flavor
walnut oil1 Tbsp, or canola oil
table salt¾ tsp
black pepper¼ tsp, fresly ground
cooked skinless boneless chicken breast(s)12 oz, cut into 1⁄2-inch pieces
peach(es)2 medium, fresh, ripe, pitted and chopped
nectarine(s)2 item(s), medium, fresh, ripe, pitted and chopped
plum(s)2 item(s), medium, fresh, ripe, pitted and chopped
uncooked celery2 rib(s), medium, chopped
uncooked scallion(s)2 medium, chopped
- Cook barley according to package directions; drain and set aside.
- Meanwhile, combine the mint, vinegar, oil, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.
- Combine the chicken, peaches, nectarines, plums, celery, and scallions in a large bowl. Add the mint mixture and barley to the chicken mixture; mix well. Serve at once. Yields 1 1/3 cups per serving.