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Barley, Beer and Soybean Salad

30 minutes or fewer A fruity ale adds a special flavor note to this grain-based salad. Be sure to drain the barley very well before tossing it with the other ingredients.

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30 minutes or fewer

A fruity ale adds a special flavor note to this grain-based salad. Be sure to drain the barley very well before tossing it with the other ingredients.

Servings
SERVING

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups ale or beer
  • 1 cup quick-cooking barley
  • 1 15-oz. can soybeans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup diced dried pineapple
  • 1 navel orange, peeled, sectioned and cut into chunks
  • 4 oz. crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • 1/2 cup toasted pecans for garnish

Preparation

  1. Combine ale and 1/2 cup water in saucepan, and bring to a boil over medium heat. Add barley, and cook according to package directions. Drain well, rinse under cool water and drain again.
  2. Meanwhile, put soybeans, carrots, pineapple and orange in large bowl. Toss with Gorgonzola cheese. Add barley, toss again. Garnish with pecans. Serve.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size Serves 6
  • Calories 370
  • Carbohydrate Content 42 g
  • Cholesterol Content 15 mg
  • Fat Content 16 g
  • Fiber Content 7 g
  • Protein Content 15 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 5 g
  • Sodium Content 330 mg
  • Sugar Content 12 g
  • Trans Fat Content 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat Content 0 g