Man, I really hate Valentine’s Day. A holiday totally made up by the greeting card industries. & all the kissing! Just yucky.
JUST KIDDING – I LOVE LOVE!!!!!!!!
I already cannot wait to get to work so I can watch all of the ladies get flowers delivered. I LOVE seeing ladies get flowers at work – they just glow. & all of the red! I look great in red – this is the perfect holiday.
I just have such fond memories of V-Day from elementary school. In 3rd grade, we got to make our own valentine boxes that the kids could drop off little notes in & I made mine out of used mini muffin wrappers. Needless to say, I got lots of valentines that year.
Love today, people. Just love someone. & if you have no one to love, love this salad.
Time: 20 minutes (prep + cooking) | Serves: 3-4
- 12 oz. of barley
- 1/2 red onion, diced
- 1 red pepper, diced
- 1 can of chickpeas, rinsed + drained
- 1/4 cup of sun-dried tomatoes, diced
- 1 cup of arugula or spinach
- 1 tbsp. of cilantro, chopped
- Juice of 1/2 a lemon
- 1/4 cup of feta cheese
- S+P, to taste
- Cook barley according to package directions, strain + set aside
- In a bowl, combine onion + red pepper + chickpeas + sun-dried tomatoes + arugula + cilantro
- Add warm barley + lemon juice + feta + S+P
- Eat straight out of the giant bowl you combined everything in because it’s Valentine’s Day & you CAN
18 thoughts on “Mediterranean Barley Salad”
i’m totally unabashed in my love for vday, too. though i think i would love it EVEN more if work allowed flower deliveries!!
WHAT?! No flower deliveries at work?? What kind of jail cell are you employed at?! Happy Valentine’s Day! 🙂
I was about to roll my eyes so hard at the first sentence and then I was SO HAPPY you said you love valentines day too. I LOVE IT. Even when I didn’t have a boyfriend I loved giving candy to friends and those cheesy little cards and my mom and dad always get me a little card or chocolate or something. It’s just cute!! So sue me!
Exactly! I think of getting sweet cards & candy from my parents. They’ll always be my valentines. I just LOVE it! Happy Valentine’s Day, Danika! 🙂
You had me going there for a minute, girl… Hating Valentines and all…lol! This salad looks great! I am gonna Pin this one to my Meatless Monday board for later consumption…
Have a great weekend to you and yours. HAPPY VALENTINES!! ❤
You will like this, I’m sure of it! Happy Valentine’s Day, Debbie!
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This looks really tasty! So bright and colourful. My mouth is watering!
It’s drool worthy. Thanks for reading & Happy Valentine’s Day!
I was like “Who is this girl??” Maybe I have to re-assess my feelings for her blog. You got me. I’m glad you love Valentine’s Day! The cheesier the better!
Hahahaha I’m so into cheesy it hurts. I love excuses to love!!! Happy Valentine’s Day, Jessica!
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I must try this!
Ughhhhh, Valentine’s day.
Yesssssss, this salad.
I’m virtually sending you all of the obnoxious cards, flowers, candy in the world. Happy Valentine’s Day!
How could i not give in people? 😑😑
This salad looks absolutely perfect!
Why thank you! Thanks for reading! Happy Valentine’s Day!
This looks ridiculously good! I can’t wait to try it this week! Beautiful blog ❤
Why the red onions on V-day? That’s a guaranteed unnecessary tear-jerker. Quick tip…. let the red onions soak in ice-water for about 10 minutes prior to cutting and that’ll reduce the tear inducing fumes that come from these tastey yet demon-y little devils. But hellllloooooo food. There isn’t a meal (or bottle of wine) that I’ve had that I’ve hated. Home cooked food for the win(e) on Valentine’s Day!