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Barley “Caviar”

Barley “Caviar”

Looking for the romance of caviar without the price tag? This barley-based version is an elegant alternative that's sure to be a hit with your sweetheart!
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Ingredients

Directions

Yield:
8 appetizers

Serving size:
1 appetizer

1. Bring water and 1/4 teaspoon salt to a boil in medium saucepan over high heat. Stir in barley. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 45 minutes, or until barley is tender. Remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes. Rinse under cold water; drain well. Place in large bowl.

2. Stir in olives, bell pepper, celery, shallot, and jalapeño. Stir together oil, vinegar, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, cumin, and black pepper in small bowl. Pour over barley mixture; stir gently to mix well. Let stand 10 minutes. To serve, spoon barley mixture evenly into endive leaves.

*Note: Jalapeño peppers can sting and irritate the skin, so wear rubber gloves when handling peppers and do not touch your eyes.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 119 calories, Carbohydrates: 16 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 275 mg

Exchanges per serving: 1 Bread/Starch, 1 Fat.

Copyright Diabetic Cooking.

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