Chopped Spinach & Farfalle Salad

You will need:

1 box Farfalle noodles
1 - 10 oz. box frozen chopped spinach
4 cloves garlic (crushed & chopped)
½ cup cilantro (chopped)
½ cup parsley (chopped)
1 pouch instant barley
½ tsp. red pepper flakes
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 – 1lb. 13 oz. can of chick peas
½ red onion (chopped)

Dressing:juice of ½ lemon
2 tablespoons white vinegar
¼ cup olive oil

Prepare noodles as directed on box and add pouch of barley to water with noodles. Drain and set aside with barley still in pouch.

In large frying pan place about 2 tablespoons olive oil and heat pan. Place spinach, onion, garlic, cilantro, parsley and red pepper flakes in pan. Sauté until spinach is soft and onion is clear. Add barley to pan and toss.

In large bowl place Farfalle and spinach mixture and toss well.

Drain chick peas and place in large heated frying pan with about 2 tsps. of olive oil and let chick peas become a little golden.

Place chick peas over spinach and farfalle and toss.

Prepare Dressing and pour over spinach and farfalle.

Enjoy!
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6 comments:

  1. Catherine, this looks really delicious. I can almost taste the combination of flavors.

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  2. yummy .... would love to try this someday. :)

    thanks for the visit!

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  3. What a delicious summertime salad! And so healthy too!

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  5. I made this for my family of 9 and everyone loved it! I've also substituted barley with brown rice when I can't find it :) awesome recipe thank you!

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