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Medjool Date and Barley Waldorf

Ingredients:

  • 1 ¼ cups water
  • ½ cup pearled barley
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, cored and cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup Natural Delights Medjool dates, pitted and quartered
  • 1 cup celery, diced
  • 1 cup red seedless grapes, halved lengthwise
  • ⅓ cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp fresh dill, coarsely chopped
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground nonfat pepper
  • ¼ cup walnut pieces, toasted and chopped

Preparation:

  1. Bring water to a boil, add barley and return to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for about 45 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and transfer to a bowl to cool completely.
  2. Add apple and lemon juice to barley and stir to combine. Add Medjool dates, celery, grapes, yogurt, dill and pepper; stir until combined evenly.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or overnight to allow flavors to blend. To serve, garnish with walnuts.
Nutritional analysis per serving - Calories: 360, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 0.5g, Trans Fat: 0g, MUFA: 0.72, PUFA: 3.72, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 40mg, Potassium: 720mg, Carbohydrates: 79g, Fiber: 10g, Sugar: 52g, Protein: 7g, Vitamin A: 6%, Vitamin C: 15%, Calcium: 10%, Iron: 10%