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Warm Mediterranean Salad

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This is one of the most delicious and healthy Mediterranean salad recipes. Check out yourself!
Ingredients
  Grilled asparagus 12 , cut into 3 inch pieces
  Roasted red pepper 2 , cut into 1/4 inch squares
  Artichoke hearts 6 , cut into halves
  Cherry tomato 1 Cup (16 tbs), cut into halves
  Goat cheese 8 Tablespoon, cut into 4 pieces
  Panko bread crumbs 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Barley 1 Cup (16 tbs), soaked overnight, drained
  Parsley 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chopped (for garnishing)
  Jarred kalamata olives 8 , cut into halves
  Balsamic vinegar 3 Tablespoon
  Olive oil 5 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Directions

MAKING
1. Heat a non stick pan on medium heat, add olive oil(2 tablespoons). Add barley, toss and toast for 3 to 4 minutes, transfer to a bowl.
2. In the same non stick pan, olive oil(1 tablespoon), coat the goat cheese pieces with bread crumbs and place in non stick pan, toast each side for 2 minutes.
3. In the bowl with the barley, add the asparagus, red pepper , artichoke hearts and tomato.
4. Add balsamic vinegar to the bowl, along with olive oil(2 tablespoon),season with salt and pepper and toss to mix all ingredients well.

SERVING
5. In plate, add some of the salad, top with the olives and place the toasted goat cheese on top and garnish with parsley. Serve warm with grilled chicken or fish.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Mediterranean
Course: 
Appetizer
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Mixing
Dish: 
Salad
Ingredient: 
Asparagus
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
Servings: 
4
Would you like to have some grilled vegetables? Here is a wonderful video that shows a great way to toss up your salad. The chef here speaks about the nutritional aspects of this unconventional salad that is truly impressive. Kick start your day with this refreshing salad and surely you will enjoy!

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