Warm Barley Salad with Grilled Vegetables is a hearty grain dish full of grilled fresh veggies and tangy goat cheese in a lemony vinaigrette. It's a perfect make ahead lunch or light dinner. Top with grilled chicken for a little more protein!
Boil water in a saucepan and stir in barley. Cover and simmer for 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the barley is cooked through but still firm and slightly chewy.
Meanwhile, brush the zucchini, onions, mushrooms and tomatoes with olive oil and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 pepper. Grill on a hot grill pan over medium heat until veggies are slightly softened.
Remove from grill, chop vegetables, and put in a bowl along with the cooked barley
In a small food processor, add together lemon juice, garlic, herbs, and salt and pepper.
Add in the oil to make an emulsion.
Pour in the dressing and mix well. Taste to see if you need to add more salt, pepper, olive oil or lemon juice to suit your taste. Add fresh goat cheese and serve!