Barley and Black Bean Salad

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is a beautiful, brightly colored salad - very fresh and hearty! Best prepared several hours to a day before serving: I usually add the avocado just before serving to limit bruising.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the barley according to package directions; drain and cool.
  2. Combine and toss the barley, black beans, corn, tomato, peas, cilantro, and avocado.
  3. Combine in a blender or airtight container, the water, lemon juice, oil, onion, garlic, salt and pepper.
  4. Blend or shake, then pour over salad and toss. Keep refrigerated.
Most Helpful

My family has made this salad for years. It is a favorite. I cut back a bit on the grated onion though because it can be overwhelming. Tastes great the next day too.

lamay23 September 13, 2011