Barley Spring Salad

Recipe adapted from

Barley is a grain that is chewy and has a nice nutty flavor. It makes for a tasty salad! 

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time

30 minutes


8 Servings


1 1⁄2 cups barley, pearl
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 leek (chopped)
2 carrot (chopped)
2 parsnip (chopped)
1 cup peas
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1⁄2 cup parsley, fresh (chopped)


Bring 4 cups of salted water to a boil and add barley. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20-25 minutes. Strain the barley and set aside.

In a skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add leeks, carrots, and parsnips with salt and pepper and cook until they are tender. Add the lemon zest and cook for 3 more minutes and remove from heat. Add the chopped parsley and cooked barley and mix together.