Barley with Sautéed Leeks, Peas & Parsley

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
5 min 35 min 6
Barley with Sautéed Leeks, Peas & Parsley
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1 dash Black pepper (to taste)
1/2 tsp Kosher salt (divided)
1 cup Frozen green peas
2 tsp Lemon peel (zest)
2 tbsp Olive oil
2 medium leek(s) Leek (white and light green parts only)
1/2 cup Parsley, fresh (chopped)
1 cup Pearl barley, dry


1. In a medium saucepan, combine the barley, 3 cups water and 1/4 teaspoon salt and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, until the barley is tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Drain off any remaining water in the pan and transfer the barley to a large bowl.
2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the leeks, season with 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, 7 to 8 minutes.
3. Add the peas and lemon zest and cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through, about 3 minutes. Stir in the parsley and then fold the mixture into the barley.


Nutritional Highlights

is a rich source of both soluble and insoluble fiber which help to promote healthy digestion and decrease sugar spikes!

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 188
Calories from fat 47
Calories from saturated fat 6.7
Total Fat 5.2 g
Saturated Fat 0.7 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.8 g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.4 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 236 mg
Potassium 213 mg
Total Carbohydrate 34 g
Dietary Fiber 7.3 g
Sugars 2.7 g
Protein 5.2 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 1.4
Meat Alternative 0.2
Vegetables 1.0

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