Pesto-Barley Primavera

Pesto-Barley Primavera

serves: 2-3 as a main, 4-6 as a side

Prepare the Barley:

  • 1/2 c. natural pearled barley
  • 1 1/2 c. water
  • salt

Combine in medium saucepan, and allow barley to simmer for at least an hour. You may need to add more water. Season with salt, to taste.

While the barley is cooking, combine:

  • 2 T. plain greek yogurt
  • 1 T. balsamic vinegar
  • 2 T. sundried-tomato & pepita pesto
  • 1 T. nutritional yeast
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • splash almond milk (optional – I used a drizzle just to thin)

Set aside.

The rest:

  • kale
  • 1/2 of one carrot
  • 1/4 c. chopped red pepper
  • 1/2 of one zucchini, chopped
  • 2 roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 large clove garlic, pressed
  • drizzle olive oil
  • 1 can tuna
  • 1/4 c. shredded almond mozzarella

Putting it all together:

  1. In a large frying pan, heat the olive oil and garlic. Add to it the veggies, a splash of water, and cover until kale is wilted.
  2. Add to this the tuna and combine, followed by the cooked barley.
  3. Once mixed thoroughly, stir in the pesto sauce and then the almond mozzarella until all is combined. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.



Filed under cooking, dinner, health food, healthy living, lunch, recipe

4 responses to “Pesto-Barley Primavera

  1. Amazing!! You’re on a roll today! Made me drool twice! I like how simple, yet delicious this looks!

  2. Susan

    You are such a culinary genius!

    Wanted to let you know I tried the chili chocolate bar last night! LOVE!

  3. I posted something on Farro- and now saw your post and pics…do you know what barley is in italian and do you think it could be same as spelt? ciao

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