Mexican Barley

Mexican Barley

Jul 10 2017


15-20 mn

Serves 6

This dish can be a nice side to chicken or steak or it can be a meal on its own, it has everything in it. I had the leftovers with a fried egg on top and it was just divine!!!!


  • 3 cups of barley
  • 1 can of red beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup of corn ( fresh or frozen thawed)
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 2-3 zucchinis, sliced
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 1 tsp of cumin
  • 1 tsp of paprika
  • salt and pepper


Cook the barley according to the packaging instructions.

Meanwhile, sauté the shallot with 1-2 tbsp of oil. Add the beans, corn and zucchinis and cook for a couple of minutes. Add the tomatoes, spices and some salt and pepper and simmer. When the barley is cooked toss it all together. You could add some cilantro as well and some chili flakes to give a nice spicy kick to it!

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