Roasted Barley Salad

Patti Jones


If you like grains, you will love this hearty healthy salad. We often associate barley with soup, this is a great twist on a great grain!


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12 4 oz. portions
1 Hr 15 Min
35 Min


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16 oz bag of dry pearl barley
3 Tbsp
olive oil
large red onion, sliced into 1/4" rings
3 1/2 c
vegetable stock or water, stock tastes best
6 oz.
roasted red peppers, diced
1/4 c
parlsey, chopped


1/4 c
fresh lemon juice
1/2 c
olive oil
1/4 tsp
1/4 tsp
fresh ground black pepper

How to Make Roasted Barley Salad


  • 1Toss the barley with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and spread evenly in a roasting pans
  • 2Toss onions rings with 1 tbsp of olive oil and lay the rings on a cookie sheet. Season with salt and pepper
  • 3Place the pan of barley and the cookie sheet with the onions in a 375 degree oven and roast until the barley and onions turn golden brown, stirring the barley as needed for it to roast evenly.
  • 4Add the stock (or water) to the barley, cover with a sheet of foil and continue to roast until the barley absorbs the stock, about 30 minutes.
  • 5Remove the onions and barley from the oven and let cool at room temperature.
  • 6Assemble the salad by placing the following in a large bowl: the barley, the onions (saving a few for garnish) roasted red peppers and the chopped parsley.
  • 7Season with salt, pepper, adding the olive oil and lemon juice. Toss well. Place in serving dish an garnish. Refrigerate until service.

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About Roasted Barley Salad

Course/Dish: Other Salads
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtag: #grains

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