Warm Barley Salad with Fresh Garden Herbs

Warm Barley Salad with Garden Fresh Herbs

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A versatile and delicious warm pearl barley salad with mustard, lemon juice and fresh garden herbs.



1 cup pearl barley, rinsed in a fine mesh strainer

Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

2 tablespoons minced shallot

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

2 teaspoons lemon juice, more to taste

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

¼ cup thinly sliced scallion greens or chives

2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill

2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat.  Add barley and 1 teaspoon salt.  Reduce heat to medium and cook until barley is tender, about 35-40 minutes.  Drain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk shallot, mustard, lemon juice and olive oil together in the bottom of a serving bowl.  Add the warm barley and herbs and stir to combine.  Season to taste with salt and pepper and additional lemon juice.  Serve warm.


Adapted from Martha Stewart Living, April 2012

Keywords: warm, barley, salad, dill, parsley, scallions, chives, herbs, easy, simple, side dish