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New Green Cuisine: Barley, Nectarine and Cherry Salad - Use the last of summer's tree fruit for this fresh, healthy

New Green Cuisine: Barley, Nectarine and Cherry Salad - Use the last of summer's tree fruit for this fresh, healthy

Pearl barley is the ideal main ingredient for this fresh and healthy salad. SERVINGS 8 INGREDIENTS 6 cups water 2 3/4 teaspoons salt 1 package (16 ounces) pearl barley 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon sugar 1 pound nectarines (about 3 medium) 1 pound dark sweet cherries 1 jalapeno chile 1/3 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves PREPARATION 1. In covered 4-quart saucepan, heat 6 cups water and 2 teaspoons salt to boiling over high heat. Add barley; heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 35 minutes or until barley is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed. 2. Meanwhile, in large serving bowl, mix oil, vinegar, sugar, and remaining 3/4 teaspoon salt. Pit nectarines and cut into 1/2-inch pieces. Pit cherries and cut each in half. Finely chop jalapeño and thinly slice basil. Transfer nectarines, cherries, jalapeno, and basil to bowl with...

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