Barley and Black Bean Salad

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Skunklife

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.

Top Review by lamay23

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.

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.

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