One of my favorite things to do in the summer is to make too much of a side salad for dinner.
Then I hide it in the fridge so I get to have it for my lunch the next day
Mon mari is very conscientious about not letting leftovers go to waste.
Even if it’s not something he really wants he’s happy to share it with Guapa.
If I want it… I hide it.
I increased this a bit so I had some left – then I hide it.
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Barley Salad with Tomatoes & Mozzarella
A caprese salad, tossed with barley for a summer side dish. Don’t forget lots of fresh herbs! Quick-cooking barley is done in just 16 minutes.
We served it warm but it’s equally good cold.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 2 servings 1x
- Category: Sides
- 1/2 cup (2oz, 60gr) quick-cooking barley
- 1 cup (8oz, 240ml) chicken broth
- 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
- 1/2 cup mozzarella balls, cut in half
- 2 tbs fresh, snipped chives
- 2 tbs fresh, snipped basil
- 2 tbs salad olive oil
- 1 tbs white Balsamic vinegar
- Cook barley in broth until done, stirring occasionally.
- If all the broth is not absorbed, drain.
- Stir in cheese and tomatoes, cover briefly to warm.
- Stir in herbs, olive oil, vinegar and serve.
You could use regular barley but it takes longer to cook – check the package. Or use rice or orzo.
- Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
- Calories: 402
- Sugar: 3.5 g
- Sodium: 645.8 mg
- Fat: 21.2 g
- Saturated Fat: 5.8 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 43 g
- Fiber: 8.3 g
- Protein: 12.4 g
- Cholesterol: 24.6 mg
Keywords: barley, fresh herbs, mozzarella, tomatoes
Here is a salad I love – and don’t have to hide: Quinoa and Lentil Salad
Everything seems to be a little early this year. I’ve picked lots of summer squash already, and the first tomatoes are sitting on my counter.
The sunflower fields are in full glory:
Sadly, for us, this year the field is across the lane, rather than behind our house.
We get to look at the back of the sunflowers.
I often see comments and posts about sunflowers ‘following the sun’ and how remarkable / wonderful that is.
After having lived among sunflower fields for the past 10 years or so…. They face the direction of the rising sun – all day.
They do not turn.
Of course, like with any species, there is always one that can’t follow the rules:
Every time I walk by I think I hear it saying ‘Hey guys – look at this! Over here!!!’
It doesn’t turn either.
One in every crowd….