Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

Great main dish for a vegetarian lunch or side dish with any meal. The hulled, but unpearled, barley gives it a great chewy texture. Use pearled barley if you prefer a softer kernel.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring water to a boil, add barley and simmer for 45 minutes, or until barley is tender. Drain excess liquid and allow to cool to room temperature.
  2. Combine vinegar, lemon juice, olive oil and basil. Add onions and carrots and toss to coat.
  3. Add cooled barley and toss again. Add nuts just before serving.


Most Helpful

This had a great hearty texture and was very satisfying. Excellent side dish or as Chef George S. states it would be great as a vegetarian meal. I will definitely put this in my side dish rotation.

Chef Emstar April 17, 2012

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