Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Chicken and Barley Salad

Dinner tonight was a combo of two great recipes I read on two great blogs today! Biz's crab salad, found here and Laura's bulgur salad found here.

Mine consisted of:

1 chopped green pepper
1 Tbsp finely minced onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1 1/2 Tbsp light mayo
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1/2 lb. cooked chicken
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp dijon mustard (I used yellow - see below!)
1 tsp honey
1/2 cup thawed green peas
1 1/2 cup cooked barley

I cut all the veggies up and put in a bowl with the dressing ingredients. Then, I stirred it all together with the chunked up cooked chicken. I tasted it and decided it needed a little more "beef" to it - so added the barley.

Everything was served atop a bed of Romaine lettuce.

HOWEVER - Johnny and I don't really like yellow mustard. I keep it on hand for a squirt on a hot dog, or occasional recipes. I put way too much in this and it was supposed to be dijon mustard anyways. I put some honey in, hoping it'd balance out but it didn't. The overall dish was way too overpowered by mustard, so we only ate a little bit. Bummer! But, now I know for next time!

Then, we went for a 30 minute bike ride because the weather could not be more beautiful. And ... dinner at Sonic! Wooo! haha I haven't had Sonic since I moved here, but they always tease with the commercials. There's a new one in Lockport so we drove over to check it out. Pretty good, except they have a different ice, which in my opinion is one of the best parts of Sonic - the little pebble ice!


Brooke said...

Sonic is SUCH a tease! haha! They have commercials where I live but the closest one is 3 hours away! My favorite things are the slushies with the little pebble ice tooooo!

Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

Yeah for the bike ride!

I know, isn't the weather perfect here?

Too bad about the mustard!

Laura said...

The dressing for my bulgur salad originally had mustard in it but I just don't like the taste on salad. I don't like honey dijon even. Sorry to hear it ruined your dinner :(

Alisa - Frugal Foodie said...

This sounds like a great way to use up that light mayo I bought!

Nowheymama said...

I never think to buy barley, even though I like it!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Still having a hard time wrapping my head around a bike ride ... yup can't move on ... LOL

R3 Method Show said...

The salad still looks delicious. I am sure a little bit of tweaking will make all the difference.

test it comm said...

Barley is something that I have been wanting to use more of and this salad looks like a nice way to.