Vegan Lemon Zest Barley and Vegetables Recipe

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Vegan Lemon Zest Barley and Vegetables Recipe
5 Servings, 1-1/4 cup per serving | 4 Weight Watchers PointsPlus per serving

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup barley
  • 1 leek sliced (white and light green parts only)
  • 1-1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 lemon, juice and zest
  • 1 cup sugar snap peas
  • 3/4 lb. asparagus, cut into 1-2 inch pieces
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Heat 1 tbsp water in a large sauce pan over medium heat. Add leeks, cook until leeks are light golden, 4-5 minutes.
  2. Stir in vegetable broth and barley, bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until tender, about 30 minutes.
  3. Stir in asparagus and sugar snap peas, cover and simmer until vegetables are tender, 3-5 minutes.
  4. Turn off heat, stir in lemon juice and zest.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste.
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