I have a confession. I don’t remember the last time I went to my Tuesday 5 am spin class.
I look back at older posts in which I talked lovingly about said class and can’t help but think, “who is this girl?” I just can’t imagine how I was able to wake up at 4:30 and get my butt to the gym. I’m hoping that I will get the motivation, since I do really love the class.
After hitting the snooze button, it didn’t take me too long to get ready this morning. Bonus – I had my lunch ready to go since I made it on Sunday. I try to prep my food on the weekends as much as I can. It’s such a timesaver during the week. Do you try to prep your food on the weekends?
After stumbling upon this recipe on Nicole’s blog, I knew I had to make some rendition of this delicious summer salad. I made a few changes so I thought I’d share my modified recipe.
The original recipe called for farro, but I had barley at home and figured that’d work just fine.
Greek Barley Salad (adapted from Prevention RD ’s Greek Farro Salad)
- 1 cup barley (dry), cooked
- 1 cucumber, diced
- 2 bell peppers, large-diced
- 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
- 1/2 red onion, sliced in half-rounds
- 1/2 pound 6 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
For the vinaigrette:
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 cup 1/3 cup olive oil
Place the cooked barley, cucumber, peppers, tomatoes and red onion in a large bowl.
For the vinaigrette, whisk together the garlic, oregano, mustard, vinegar, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Still whisking, slowly add the olive oil to make an emulsion. Pour the vinaigrette over the vegetables.
Add the feta and toss lightly.
Set aside for 30 minutes to allow the flavors to blend. Serve at room temperature. Serves 12 (3/4 cup per serving)
I shared this recipe with my roomie and she gave it two thumbs up. I didn’t measure out the vinaigrette exactly, which might have been helpful. The flavor wasn’t as strong as I’d imagine it would be had I not been lazy.
I really loved this salad and can’t wait to make it again.
Other Swanky Scoop:
While browsing on pinterest, I came across the 100 workout.
Love the idea! Could be my replacement for spin?
I know I have talked about this before on the blog, but what are your tips for helping you get up and out of bed in the morning for a workout?