TURKEY BARLEY MANDARIN SALAD

 

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  • Servings: 4
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Ingredients

  • 4‒5 tablespoons sesame oil salad dressing
  • 2 cups hot cooked pearl barley - cooking directions below
  • 11 ounces mandarin oranges, undrained
  • 1½ cups turkey or chicken, cubed, cooked
  • ½ cup celery, sliced
  • ¼ cup green onions, sliced
  • 3½ cups fresh salad greens, torn
  • Crunchy oriental noodles, for garnish

Directions

  • ---Salad---
  • Drizzle salad dressing over hot cooked barley; toss gently to coat.
  • Cover barley and refrigerate until cool.
  • To assemble salad, drain mandarin oranges, reserving 2 tablespoons of liquid.
  • Combine mandarin oranges, 2 tablespoons reserved orange liquid, cooled barley, turkey, celery and green onions.
  • Toss gently.
  • Arrange salad greens on 4 dinner plates.
  • Mound barley salad over greens.
  • Sprinkle each serving with crunchy noodles if desired.
  • ---Pearl Barley---
  • Place ¾ cup of pearl barley, 2¼ cups water and ½ teaspoon of salt in medium saucepan.
  • Bring to boil.
  • Reduce heat to low, cover and cook 45 minutes or until barley is tender and liquid is absorbed.
  • Makes 2½ to 3 cups.

Notes

Author Credit: Gerrard Zolezi

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