Barley is an under-appreciated cereal grain with a pasta-like consistency and high fiber content. With its fiber it aids in optimizing the good bacteria in the intestines reducing the risk of colon cancer and hemorrhoids. Topped with light pecorino cheese and a placed in a colorful tomato “bowl”, this recipe will soon become a summer favorite.
Yield: Serves 6
Per serving: 252 calories, 7g fat, 128mg sodium, 8g fiber, 7g protein
Source: Daniel Dennis, Culinary Instructor, Kirkwood Continuing Education & Chef de Cuisine for The Class Act Restaurant