The quick-cooking grain barley is high in protein and fiber – and here it’s so satisfying in Mediterranean Barley Grain Bowls with Caesar Kale. And this Caesar dressing: it’s the best we’ve tasted!
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Where are my barley lovers? Maybe you grew up on beef barley soup, like me? Or maybe you love eating barley in ….
Well, that’s the issue, most of us haven’t eaten barley in too many other dishes. Although, I promise you will after you have it in a Mediterranean-inspired Barley Grain Bowl like this one, especially if it’s smothered in Marie’s Market Reserve Smoked Black Pepper Caesar Dressing. But more on this yummy dressing in a minute.
Let’s talk about why we all should be eating more barley! It’s one of the quickest-cooking grains. Quick-cooking pearled barley cooks in 10 minutes. The trickiest thing about barley is finding it in the supermarket: sometimes it’s in the rice aisle, sometimes in the pasta section, but I find it in the soup aisle next to the broth.
One serving of barley – which is a whopping 1 cup cooked – contains:
- 5 grams of total fiber
- 2 grams of soluble fiber – the heart-healthy type
- 5 grams of protein
How to make Mediterranean Barley Bowls with Caesar
Now about the rest of this Barley Grain Bowl. We’ve got a new Healthy Kitchen Hack for you>>>
Massage the kale with the Marie’s Market Reserve Smoked Black Pepper Caesar dressing and then let it sit for 10 minutes. The dressing will ‘soften’ the kale making it less tough!
The Smoked Black Pepper Caesar will become your new favorite Caesar dressing. We love how the first ingredient after water is low-fat yogurt – which fits right into the Mediterranean Diet. Also on the dressing label, you’ll see these Mediterranean ingredients: real Parmesan cheese, garlic, mustard seeds, smoked black pepper, and lemon juice plus a few more spices.
Marie’s Market Reserve dressings are made with real premium ingredients and no artificial preservatives. All dressings are carefully crafted and have 60 calories or less per serving.
This week we have three brand new recipes spotlighting the way Marie’s makes Mediterranean eating easy. Yesterday, I posted Lemon Breaded Fish Sticks. And watch for another one tomorrow.
And if you want more Mediterranean-style barley dishes, check out: