Barley saladby BetterButter EditorialCreated on 28th Sep 2015

  • Barley salad, How to make Barley salad
  • Prep Time0mins
  • Cook Time10mins
  • Serves2People
Barley salad


  • 200 grams barley
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 8-10 red cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 1/2 cucumber finely chopped
  • 1 small carrot finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • A dash of black pepper
  • 8-10 basil leaves to garnish
  • Handful of crumbled feta cheese (optional)
  • Salt to taste


  1. Take a pan, pour in 3 cups of water along with the barley and salt. Let this simmer and cook for 40-45 mins till the barley is tender. You can precook this and keep aside before preparing this dish.
  2. Once the desired result is achieved, drain the barley and keep aside to cool.
  3. In the meantime, take a bowl and put in the tomatoes, carrots, cucumber, onion, and feta cheese. Mix well together then add in the barley and mix again.
  4. In a separate bowl, pour in the olive oil and vinegar along with pepper and salt according to taste. Give this dressing a good stir.
  5. Pour the dressing on top of the barley salad and toss well. Now cover the salad with a plastic wrap and keep it in the refrigerator.
  6. Tastes best when served cold.

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