Cooking Light Ultimate Reader Recipe Contest ―Winning Recipes

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Ultimate Reader Recipe Contest Winners and Finalists―Entrées

See the top recipes from past contests, and learn how to enter yours.

This spicy salad took the top prize at the fourth annual Cooking Light Ultimate Reader Recipe Conteast.
Becky Luigart-Stayner

2009 Grand Prize Winner: Greek Chicken and Barley Salad

English professor Suzanne Rumsey was astounded when told she was a finalist. “I’d never participated in a recipe contest and ­entered on a whim,” she says.

Well, Rumsey must have a natural knack. She made her dish only once before submitting the recipe. The judges loved its simplicity, its use of whole-grain barley, and the vibrant flavors of feta, citrus, ­cucumber, and herbs.

View Recipe: Greek Chicken and Barley Salad
 

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