Spinach Laced Barley Recipe


Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexAverage
MethodMain Ingredient


 Water1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Quick-cooking barley3 Tablespoon, uncooked
 Vegetable cooking spray3
 Minced onion2 Tablespoon
 Garlic1 Clove (5 gm), minced
 Sliced spinach leaves1 Cup (16 tbs) (Use Fresh)
 Cherry tomatoes2 , quartered
 Salt1⁄8 Teaspoon
 Pepper1 Dash

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 378 Calories from Fat 48

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 5 g8.3%

Saturated Fat 0.83 g4.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 294.5 mg12.3%

Total Carbohydrates 71 g23.5%

Dietary Fiber 8.1 g32.4%

Sugars 1.6 g

Protein 6 g12%

Vitamin A 63.6% Vitamin C 26.8%

Calcium 5.9% Iron 11.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Bring water to a boil in a saucepan; add barley.
Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 to 12 minutes or until barley is tender.
Remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes.
Coat a small nonstick skillet with cooking spray; place over medium-high heat until hot.
Add onion and garlic; saute until tender.
Stir in cooked barley, spinach, tomatoes, salt, and pepper.
Cook 1 to 3 minutes or until spinach wilts and tomatoes are thoroughly heated.