It is the mint!
Rest in peace Ken Smith. Your recipe remains the favorite of many!
1/2 cpearl barley
1/2 cminced parsley
1/4 cminced green onions with tops
2 Tbspminced green olives
1 tspdried mint (he dried his own garden mint)
1/4 coil ( he used 1/8 cup of olive and 1/8 cup of vegetable)
1 Tbsplemon juice
1/2 tspwhite wine vinegar
2 tspsalt (divided...1 teas for the boiling water, 1 teas for the salad)
1/2 tspground black pepper
How to Make Kentooee Salad
- Bring at least 1 cup of water, the pearl barley and about a teaspoon of salt to a boil. Turn heat down and simmer the barley for about an hour.
- Remove from heat and put cooked barley in colander over sink. Rinse with cold water and drain thoroughly.
- Beat together the oil, vinegar and lemon juice to emulsify with a whisk.
- Toss all ingredients together in a bowl and chill in the refrigerator for a few hours..if you can wait!
Makes approx 1 quart of salad
Recipe from Ken Smith