Wellness Wednesday: Hearty Barley and Kale Bowl

Wellness Wednesday

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — KGET is teaming up with Adventist Health and Edible Schoolyard Kern County every Wednesday on 17 News at Sunrise to bring you healthy recipes that will get your family eating around the table again.


  • 2 Cups barley, cooked
  • 1 Cup loosely packed kale, thinly sliced
  • ½ Cup cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 carrot, peeled and cut into small dice
  • 5 to 6 pitted kalamata olives, sliced in half
  • 2 cornichons, cut into small dice
  • 3 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 3 to 4 basil leaves, sliced thin
  • 1 pitted date, diced (optional)


  1. Combine all the ingredients except date and let sit for at least 10 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to marry.
  2. If you like a salty/sweet contrast, add the date; if you want something purely savory, simply omit it.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

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