Barley with Winter Greens Pesto

Barley with Winter Greens Pesto
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  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 tablespoons walnut oil
  • 2 medium garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 5 teaspoons sherry vinegar
  • ½ cup raw almonds, toasted
  • 6 ounces mustard greens, washed and tough stems removed
  • 6 ounces Swiss chard, washed and tough stems removed
  • + 3 more ingredients
    • 3 cups water
    • 2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus more as needed
    • 2 cups hulled barley

Place the barley, measured salt, and water in a medium saucepan with a tightfitting lid. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to low and simmer covered until the barley is tender but still slightly chewy, about 30 to 45 minutes. Drain and set aside to cool. Bring a large saucepa...

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