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Ham and Cheese Barley Salad

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Ham and Cheese Barley Salad
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This flavor-packed barley salad is sure to keep you full until dinner. Fresh, crunchy and high in fiber, it works great as a complete lunch you can bring to work or at school.

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Ingredients list for the barley salad

Serves 2

  • 1 cup uncooked pearl barley, cooked according to package directions and cooled
  • 1/2 bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1 carrot, julienned
  • 4 to 6 slices of ham, diced
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, diced
  • 1 scallion, chopped

The sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • Chopped chives
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

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Directions

1. Transfer cooked and cooled barley in a salad bowl, use a fork to fluff up barley and separate pieces. Add bell pepper, carrot, ham, onion, cheese, and scallion.

2. In a small bowl or measuring cup, whisk together the ingredients for the sauce: mayonnaise, water, lime juice, chives, salt and pepper.

3. Pour the dressing over the salad and stir to combine and coat everything. Serve immediately if desired, or keep refrigerated overnight.

Note: for a lighter version, you can substitute greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise for the sauce.

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