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Barley, Black bean & avocado salad..by Ms Match

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  • Barley, Black bean & avocado salad..by Ms Match

    I'm on a bean kick! Big Grin Black beans have more antioxidants than all the others plus beans are loaded with protein, fiber and folate which can reduce risk of heart disease. This is what's for supper tonite...

    Ingredients:
    1c carrot juice
    1/2 tsp thyme
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/8 tsp cayenne
    1/2c quick cooking barley
    3 tbs. lemon juice, fresh if possible
    1 tbs. olive oil
    1 19 oz can of rinsed and drained black beans
    1c diced tomatoes
    1/2c diced avocado

    Combine carrot juice, thyme, salt & cayenne in pan & bring to a boil over med. heat; add barley; reduce to simmer & cover. Cook about 15 min. until barley is tender. Meantime, whisk lemon juice & oil in lge bowl. Add the barley & any liquid that remains; toss to coat it, add the beans, tomatoes and avocado; toss.
    Serves 4
    259 calories per serving
    7 grams of fat
    1 gram is sat fat
    11 grams of fiber
    10 grams of protein
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