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Medjool Date and Barley Waldorf

Ingredients:

1 ¼ cups water

½ cup pearled barley

1 Granny Smith apple, cored and cut into ½-inch pieces

1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

1 cup Natural Delights Medjool dates, pitted and quartered

1 cup celery, diced

1 cup red seedless grapes, halved lengthwise

⅓ cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt

2 Tbsp fresh dill, coarsely chopped

¼ tsp freshly ground nonfat pepper

¼ cup walnut pieces, toasted and chopped

Preparation:

  1. Bring water to a boil, add barley and return to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for about 45 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and transfer to a bowl to cool completely.

  2. Add apple and lemon juice to barley and stir to combine. Add Medjool dates, celery, grapes, yogurt, dill and pepper; stir until combined evenly.

  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or overnight to allow flavors to blend. To serve, garnish with walnuts.