Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Barley and Edamame with Grapefruit

For dinner tonight, I found a recipe in the American Heart Association's Low-Calorie Cookbook that sounded delicious. I didn't think my husband would like it much, so I made it since he wasn't home for dinner! The original recipe is made with oranges rather than grapefruit. It also calls for using quick cooking barley, but I used regular barley, cooked it, and added it at the end. The barley is meant to be served warm, but I ate this chilled, like a salad.
It was delicious, full of great healthy flavor! I don't eat many vegan dishes because I never feel full, but this hit the spot!

Barley and Edamame with Grapefruit
Adapted from Low-Calorie Cookbook
Serves 1

1 small onion, minced
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
1/4 tsp. grated fresh ginger
2/3 c. frozen edamame
1/2 c. prepared barley
1 tbsp. soy sauce
1 carrot, shredded
Salt and pepper
1 grapefruit, peeled and sliced, plus 2 tbsp. juice

In a small pan over medium-low heat, saute onions, garlic and red pepper for 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, add grated ginger. Set aside.
In a mixing bowl, combine edamame, barley, carrots, soy sauce, grapefruit juice and onion mixture. Toss.
Plate, serve with grapefruit wedges.


Ashley @ The Happy Little Home said...

This looks so great! My hubby wouldn't probably like either, but it's perfect for a lunch!

Anonymous said...

Okay how do you manage to cut grapefruit to look that perfect? When I try to get grapefruit away from the skin it looks horrible and half the skin is still attached!

Kelly said...

That looks beautiful and so fresh. It's making me long for warmer weather. My boyfriend wouldn't like that either. He would ask for chicken on the side. Lol. Have you ever thought about going back to vegetarianism? I've been really struggling ethically with continuing to eat meat lately. After reading so many books about factory farming I am really struggling with it and at the very least, hoping to seek out some local farms that perhaps I could buy direct from and that might have more humane practices.

Sarah said...

Looks good! the grapefruit looks especially tasty!