Southwest Barley Salad

Recipe by Leslie in Texas

This barley salad makes tasty use of nutritious ingredients. It's a nice "change of pace" side dish that goes well with just about any kind of meat or can serve as a meatless salad as well. Originally from a newspaper recipe for diabetic and low fat dishes.

Top Review by BassLady

Was looking for something to use my barley in. I am trying to incoporate healthier grains into my diet. This was really good. I did not have the green pepper and I don't like cilantro. I used regular sour cream and added just a little ranch dressing and a tomato. Made for a nice lunch salad. Thanks for the good recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a saucepan over high heat, bring the stock to a boil.
  2. Add barley; reduce heat to medium low.
  3. Simmer, covered, 40 minutes or until barley is tender and liquid is absorbed.
  4. Transfer to a serving bowl; cool to room temperature.
  5. Add corn, black beans, peppers, green onions and mix well.
  6. In a bowl, combine the dressing ingredients and mix well.
  7. Pour dressing over salad; toss to coat well and serve.

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