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17 Bean & Barley Salad17 Bean & Barley Salad

Yield: 8 - 10 servings

Ingredients

[Beans]

  • 3 cups "Trader Joe's 17 Bean & Barley Soup Mix"
  • 2 garlic cloves ..... crushed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • water or begetable stock
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt

[Vegetables]

  • 2 medium cucumbers ..... seeded and diced
  • 5 small tomatoes ..... seeded and diced
  • 1 medium red onion ..... thinly sliced
  • 1 cup sweet corn (can/frozen/fresh)
  • 1/2 cup basil leaves ..... chopped
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves ..... chopped
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves ..... chopped

[Dressing]

  • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves (mashed)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 6 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons pepper

Cooking Directions

  1. Wash the bean & barley mix and cover with water or stock. Add garlic cloves, bay leaf, thyme and salt and bring it to a boil. Simmer until the beans are tender for 50min - 1 hour.

  2. Remove bay leaf and garlic and rinse with cold water. Set aside.

  3. Mix the beans, all vegetables and herbs.

  4. Mix all the ingredients for dressing in a small bowl and pour in the bean and vegetable mixture.

  5. Adjust with salt and pepper as you like and cover with wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.

  6. Serve with pita bread.

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