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Barley and Black Bean Salad

a bowl of barley and black bean salad with a lime garnish

For a different spin on salad, try this low sodium barley and black bean salad recipe. Lime juice, Monterey Jack cheese, and cilantro pack in flavor with very little cholesterol.

Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 250
  • Fat: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 8mg
  • Sodium: 70mg
  • Carbohydrates: 42g
  • Fiber: 12g
  • Protein: 13g



  1. Cook barley according to package directions, omitting salt.
  2. Drain barley in a colander, and rinse with cold water until completely cooled.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the remaining ingredients.
  4. Add barley to black bean mixture; toss gently. Serve chilled.

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