As beautiful as it is delicious, this layered salad with bright flavors from arugula, blue cheese and dried cherries will leave your coworkers or fellow picnickers green with envy.
In a small bowl, toss barley with dressing. Layer barley and remaining ingredients in two wide-mouth jars. Top with tight-fitting lids and chill until ready to serve.
(NOTE: To cook barley, simmer in a large pot of gently salted water until tender, 20 to 30 minutes. Drain well, cool, and then proceed with the recipe.)
Per Serving:490 calories (200 from fat), 23g total fat, 4g saturated fat, 5mg cholesterol, 360mg sodium, 65g carbohydrate (12g dietary fiber, 11g sugar), 8g protein