Barley Salad

READY IN: 55mins
Top Review by blakesle

Dancer....this salad had wonderful texture and color. I used a bit more parley and added some minced garlic. Next time i will add some lemon zest as well. Thank you for posting. Catherine

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the barley in boiling water, cover, reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until tender (about 40 minutes).
  2. Rinse under cold water and drain.
  3. Stir in the bell peppers, scallions, parsley, and dill.
  4. Combine the oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper and stir into barley.
  5. Chill.
  6. VARIATIONS: Barley& Chicken Salad: Add 2 cups cubed cooked chicken or turkey.
  7. Barley, Corn& Tomato Salad: Add 2 to 3 cups cooked corn kernels and 1 to 2 pints halved cherry tomatoes; and substitute 1 cup fresh basil leaves for the parsley in dressing.
  8. Barley Vegetable Salad: Add any combination of 2 peeled, seeded, and chopped medium cucumbers, 2 cups cooked green peas, 1 cup cooked corn kernels, 1/2 cup sliced water chestnuts and 2 chopped zucchini or yellow squash.

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