Barley and Corn Relish

Lori S.


Everything in this relish I enjoy so I made and submitted it to a recipe contest. We didnt come in first place but did get some nice reviews. Hope you enjoy!

Prep time includes the time for chilling.

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3 Hr 15 Min
1 Hr 20 Min
Stove Top


1 c
pearl barley, uncooked
3 c
chicken stock
1 c
corn, fresh or frozen or canned, drained
1/3 c
olive oil, extra virgin
1/4 c
1 tsp
dried basil or 1 tablespoon fresh
1 c
grape tomatoes, diced
1/2 c
bell pepper, finely chopped
1/2 c
red onion, diced
1/2 c
carrot, shredded
2 dash(es)
freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
2 dash(es)
salt, or to taste

How to Make Barley and Corn Relish


  • 1In a medium saucepan with lid, pour in the 3 cups of chicken stock and bring to a boil. Add the pearl barley and bring to a boil again. Reduce the heat, cover with lid, and simmer for approximately 45 minutes or until tender. Stir in the corn and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • 2Whisk together in a medium bowl the olive oil, vinegar, basil, 1/2 teaspoons salt, and pepper. Pour dressing over the warm barley and corn mixture and toss well to coat. Cool to room temperature than add tomateos, bell pepper, onion and carrots. Place relish in refrigerator and chill for 2 to 3 hours.

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About Barley and Corn Relish

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy