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Barley Salad

Recently, I have been trying to incorporate more fiber and whole grains into my diet now that I am the ripe old age of 40.  I mean, when you are "older" isn't that what you're supposed to do? 

I used to work in the Aramark building in Center City Philadelphia and they had an excellent cafe on the 15th floor.  I became obsessed with this super simple barley salad that they would have in their snack case.  It was so fresh and light that it would really be a super refreshing lunch option on those days when you were dragging waiting for 5pm to roll around.   

Albeit, I have made this recipe my own, as I do with all of my recipes, but the inspiration definitely came from that cafe on the 15th floor. 

The lemon zest and light citrus dressing really brighten this dish up.  It is a super delicious option for meal prep too, as it keeps in the fridge for a good week.  I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do!

Barley Salad
Prep Time:  10 mins
Cook Time:  45 mins
Serves:  5-7


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