Grilled Vegetable Barley Bowls
A healthy, filling, and flavorful meal of grilled vegetable barley bowls are a great option for summer grilling season!
Recipe type: Entree
  • 1 cup pearled barley
  • 3 medium zucchini squash
  • 3 medium yellow squash
  • 3 bell peppers (assorted colors)
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. First, preheat the grill. For our gas grill, we usually heat it to around 450 degrees F.
  2. Prepare barley according to package instructions. While the barley is cooking, clean and slice the vegetables for the grill in about ½ inch pieces (or wider, if desired).
  3. Place sliced vegetables in a casserole dish or shallow container. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Toss to fully coat.
  4. Place vegetables on the grill and cook for about 3-4 minutes on one side, then flip and continue cooking on the other side for an additional 3-4 minutes (depending on thickness of vegetables - cook until tender).
  5. Remove vegetables from the grill and place sliced vegetables on a bed of barley. Serve with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese, if desired. Enjoy!
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