Harvest Salad

Betty Crocker's Heart Healthy Cookbook shares a recipe! Enjoy this sweet and tangy tossed salad made with barley, fruits and veggies for a light yet filling dinner.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 5 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

1 1/3
cups water
2/3
cup uncooked quick-cooking barley
1
box (9 oz) Green Giant™ Simply Steam® frozen whole kernel corn, thawed
1/2
cup dried cranberries
1/4
cup thinly sliced green onions (4 medium)
1
medium unpeeled apple, chopped (about 1 cup)
1
small carrot, coarsely shredded (about 1/3 cup)
2
tablespoons canola or soybean oil
2
tablespoons honey
1
tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 Heat water to boiling in 1 1/2-quart saucepan. Stir in barley; reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer 10 to 12 minutes or until tender. Let stand covered 5 minutes. Uncover; cool 30 minutes.
  • 2 Mix barley, corn, cranberries, green onions, apple and carrot in large bowl.
  • 3 Shake oil, honey and lemon juice in tightly covered container. Pour over barley mixture; toss to mix.

Expert Tips

“Can a salad get any healthier than this one? I can’t believe it tastes so good.” Wanda S.

Quick-cooking barley contains all the nutrients of pearled barley in a quick-cooking form. This whole grain contains complex carbohydrates and—when mixed with fruits and vegetables—makes a delicious high-fiber, great-for-your-heart choice.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
240
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
10mg
10%;
Total Carbohydrate
44g
44%
(Dietary Fiber
6g
6%
  Sugars
17g
17%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
35%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 1 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.