Prep Time
5 Mins
Cook Time
30 Mins
Total Time
35 Mins
Makes 4 servings (1 serving: about 1 cup)

Candice Kumai is a healthy-lifestyle chef, author, and television host. She is the author of Pretty Delicious: Lean and Lovely Recipes for a Healthy, Happy New You, a guest judge on Iron Chef America, co-host of Lifetime television’s hit series Cook Yourself Thin, chef contributor on Cooking Channel’s Unique Eats, and an alum of Top Chef.

How to Make It

Step 1

Place barley and 4 cups water in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook until water is nearly absorbed, 25–30 minutes. Stir in edamame and peas

Step 2

and cook, uncovered, until barley absorbs all

Step 3

of the remaining water, 5–10 minutes. Remove from heat.

Step 4

Stir in spinach; set aside. Combine Worcestershire sauce, lemon zest, lemon juice, and sea salt in a small bowl, whisking well. Pour vinaigrette over barley; stir to combine. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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