This hearty salad is prefect as a main dish or on the side.
2 cups cooked barley
1 15oz. can of beans of choice, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
3 green onions, sliced (green and white parts…no waste!)
1/3 cup pitted Kalamata olives, chopped
3 tbsp capers, optional
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 lemons, juiced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp dried oregano, optional
Whisk together last four ingredients and set aside. Combine barley, beans, basil, sun-dried tomatoes, green onions, olives, and capers if using. Toss with the dressing and season to taste with salt and pepper. Let sit for at least 20 minutes to let flavors meld.
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