Barley Salad Recipe

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This winter friendly barley salad has everything you want. I love this simple but flavorful salad. It's simple ingredients make a wonderful fresh dish. Great recipe. Protein complex cards and greenery.  Perfect as a main dish or a heft side, this dish delivers.  This dish serves 2.


Barley Salad Recipe
  • 1½ Cups of cooked barley
  • 1 tbsp. of dressing
  • 2 tbsp. packed finely chopped parsley
  • ¼ Cup slivered almonds
  • ½ Cup grilled chicken, chopped into bite sized pieces
  • 2 Cups of baby spinach
  • Salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste.
  • Barley:
  • ½ Cup of Barley (pearled)
  • 1½ Cup of water or chicken stock
  • Salt (omit if using salted stock)
  1. Take a bowl and add the barley, slivered almond, chicken pieces, parsley, freshly cracked black pepper and desired amount of dressing. Season the spinach with salt and pepper and drizzle little dressing on it. Serve the spinach on the side or mix it in the salad.
  2. For the dressing - whisk juice from half a lemon + 1 tsp minced garlic + ¼ Cup olive oil together. Season with salt & freshly cracked pepper.
  3. To make the barley - soak it for several hour in couple cups of water, rinse and drain. Stir the soaked barley and water/stock in a saucepan and bring it to a boil. Season with salt and cover and let it simmer for 25 to 30 minutes till it reaches the desired level of chewiness. Add more water if required or drain if there's excess water.


I love this simple but flavorful salad. It's simple ingredients make a wonderful fresh dish. Great recipe.

Angel Hickman Peterson

Angel Hickman Peterson

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Angel has a bachelor’s degree in Film Studies from the University of Utah, with a professional background is in film, television, radio and ad production. Angel currently divides her time between her small production company Angel Dawn Productions, her online sewing and crafting blog, her two little girls, baby boy, husband and on very good days also manages to get the dishes done.
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