For an extra kick, substitute 1 finely chopped poblano chile pepper for the green bell pepper, and add the ground red pepper.Beans and barley are great sources of dietary fiber. Fiber aids in digestion and keeps you feeling full so you won't snack throughout the day.



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Instructions Checklist
  • Cook barley according to package directions, omitting salt. Drain barley in a colander, and rinse with cold water until completely cooled.

  • Combine black beans, next 6 ingredients, and, if desired, cilantro and red pepper in a medium bowl. Add barley to black bean mixture; toss gently.


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Nutrition Facts

349 calories; calories from fat 31%; fat 12g; saturated fat 3.8g; mono fat 6.4g; poly fat 1.1g; protein 11.9g; carbohydrates 53.5g; fiber 12.2g; cholesterol 13mg; iron 2.9mg; sodium 874mg; calcium 156mg.