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Three-Bean Barley Salad

 Three-Bean Barley Salad
Kidney beans, black beans and garbanzo beans deliciously combine in this hearty salad.—Pat Miller, North Fork, California
12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 cup quick-cooking barley
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup honey Dijon salad dressing

Directions

  • In a saucepan, bring water and bouillon to a boil. Stir in barley.
  • Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 11-13 minutes or until barley is
  • tender and liquid is absorbed. Cool for 10 minutes.
  • Transfer barley to a serving bowl. Add the beans and onions. Pour
  • dressing over top; gently stir to coat. Cover and refrigerate until
  • serving. Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1/2 cup equals 224 calories, 8 g fat (1 g saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 526 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 7 g protein.