Lemon Mint Barley Salad

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by chia2160

adapted from cooking light

Top Review by Aunt Cookie

I liked this salad quite a bit. It's great for my bag lunch, because it tastes very good at room temp. I stuck pretty closely to the recipe, adding some shredded zucchini for added color. I really enjoyed the saltiness of the capers and the olives with the slight sourness of the lemon juice. Next time I'll probably add even more mint to the salad. I'll be making this again, I'm sure. Thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine 1/4 teaspoon salt and water in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Stir in barley; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
  2. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 5 minutes.
  3. Spoon barley into a large bowl; cool slightly. Add mint, tomato, green onions, capers, and olives; stir well to combine. Combine remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, 2 tablespoons lemon juice,red pepper and oil, stirring well with a whisk. Drizzle over barley mixture; toss gently to coat.

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