2 cups water
½ cup uncooked pearl barley
2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 Tbsp. olive oil
½ tsp. salt
2 cups tomato, seeded and chopped
1 cup spinach, finely chopped
½ cup green bell pepper, finely chopped
½ cup cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped
½ cup mozzarella cheese, diced
⅓ cup pepperoncini peppers, finely chopped
2 tsp. dried oregano
Bring 2 cups water to a boil in a large saucepan. Add barley; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 45 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water.
Combine the juice, oil and salt in large bowl; stir well with a wisk. Add barley, tomato, and remaining ingredients; toss gently to coat.
Nutritional information (per serving):
153 calories, 5 g fat, 7 mg cholesterol, 22 g carbohydrate, 6 g protein, 5 g fiber, 436 mg sodium