Barley and Black Bean Salad

Total Time
Prep 11 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is from Cooking Light. For an extra kick, substitute 1 finely chopped poblano chili pepper for the green bell pepper and add the red pepper.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook barley according to package directions, omitting salt. Drain baarley in a colander, and rinse with cold water until completely cooled.
  2. Combine black beans, next 6 ingredients, and, if desired, cilantro and red pepper in a medium bowl. Add barley to black bean mixture; toss gently.
Most Helpful

This is amazing! I made this for myself, loved it, and made more to bring to a family gathering. Everyone loved it so much I was being asked for the recipe. It's very easy to adjust the heat by using different peppers if you'd like. This is a perfect summer dish!

filaughn May 28, 2011