Insider's Viewpoint: Hope Danielson, Health Advisor, Niemann Foods

Nothing quite says summer like fresh and delicious salads. Salads are a great way to combine whole grains, fruits, vegetables and meats into one yummy dish. You can mix and match with different ingredients so salads are almost foolproof. Beans are a great substitution for meat so be sure to try all different varieties.

Here is one of my go to salad recipes in the summer. It combines an assortment of vegetables so it’s a great way to meet your daily intake for the day. The barley makes it more filling and adds the great benefits of whole grains. Feel free to substitute your favorite vegetables. Eating healthy really can be fun.

Confetti Salad
  • 1 Cup Barley, cooked
  • 1 Cup Frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 Can Black beans, drained and rinsed
  • ½ Cup Red onion, chopped
  • 1 large Tomato, chopped
  • 1 large Cucumber, chopped
  • 1 large Red pepper, chopped
  • 1 Garlic clove, minced
  • 1 Small jalapeno pepper, minced
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh cilantro, diced


  • ½ Cup Honey, warmed
  • ¼ Cup Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Lime juice
  • Salt to taste
  1. Mix salads ingredients together in large bowl
  2. Mix dressing ingredients together in blender
  3. Pour dressing over salad and serve.

Hope Danielson
Health and Wellness Advisor
Niemann Foods



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