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Pearl Barley Tabbouleh

Updated February 23, 2016
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Tabbouleh is traditionally prepared with bulghur wheat and eaten as part of a mezze (a selection of Middle Eastern appetizers). I thought it would be fun to switch the bulghur to pearl barley, which makes this a heartier side dish. It’s perfect for a summer meal. The importance of using the freshest ingredients in this dish can’t be stressed enough.

MAKE AHEAD:

Tabbouleh can be made the day before.

8 servings

Preparation Time15 min

Preparation Time - Text15 minutes

Cooking Time40 min

Cooking Time - Text40

CostInexpensive

Easy

Total Timeunder 4 hours

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

One Pot MealYes

OccasionBuffet, Casual Dinner Party

Recipe Courseantipasto/mezze, side dish

Dietary Considerationdiabetic, egg-free, healthy, low cholesterol, low saturated fat, low-fat, peanut free, soy free, tree nut free, vegan, vegetarian

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Mealdinner, lunch

Taste and Texturechewy, herby, juicy

Ingredients

  • 3 teaspoons kosher salt
  • ¾ cup pearl barley
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 4 cups plum tomatoes, diced (10-12 tomatoes)
  • 1 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary

Instructions

Bring 4 cups water to a boil in a large saucepan over high heat. Add 2 teaspoons of the salt and the barley. Stir, reduce the heat to medium, and cook until the barley is tender, about 40 minutes.

Drain the barley, rinse it under cold water, drain again, and place it in a large mixing bowl. Add the remaining salt, the olive oil, lemon juice, tomatoes, and herbs and toss. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

 

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