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Turkey Barley Mandarin Salad


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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


---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.


Pairs Well With


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