Barley Salad for #TheSaladBar Potluck

barley salad

#TheSaladBar
I can eat salads anytime of year. So I was especially excited to learn about this great new group of salad lovers over at The Salad Bar on Facebook. Each month we’ll have a theme to build our salad around.

This month we’re bringing a potluck salad to the picnic!

I chose to make a barley salad with vegetables instead of potato, pasta or a salad with greens. Whole grain barley works well in salad without needing mayo or to be propped up on a bed of lettuce.
This salad had a light oil and vinegar dressing. Keep it cold and it will travel well. You can make it ahead its better the next day!

Barley Salad

  • 2 cups cooked barley
  • 2 Tablespoons finely diced celery
  • 2 Tablespoons finely diced carrots
  • 2 Tablespoons finely diced red peppers
  • 1 Tablespoon red onion
  • 1 Tablespoon parsley
  • 1 Tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Mix barley and veggies together. Whisk together vinegar, oil, honey, soy sauce, salt and pepper. Add dressing to barley mixture. Chill and Serve.

Check out all the great Potluck Salads this month at The Salad Bar!

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13 Responses to Barley Salad for #TheSaladBar Potluck

  1. Uru says:

    What a perfect picnic salad recipe :D

    Cheers
    CCU
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  2. I have never tried a barley salad before. The only thing I have ever done with barley is put it in soup in the winter! I will have to bring the barley out of the closet and give this great summer salad a try!

  3. I love barley and never have enough ways to prepare it. Thanks for sharing! This looks wonderful!
    Shannon @VillageGirlBlog recently posted..Mediterranean Style Pasta Salad for #TheSaladBarMy Profile

  4. How easy and delicious is that? I love barley. You could also use farro in here.
    Dorothy at ShockinglyDelicious recently posted..Non-Traditional Arroz Verde for #TheSaladBarMy Profile

  5. i love barley! what a great salad :)
    Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef recently posted..Mom’s Potato SaladMy Profile

  6. How fun…now I have a great recipe for barley that doesn’t involve soup! I can’t wait to try this, because I love the chewy/nutty flavor of barley.
    Wendy (The Weekend Gourmet) recently posted..#The Salad Bar for July: Potluck Salads…Featuring Updated Asian Ramen SlawMy Profile

  7. I’ve never had barley in a salad before either. But now I can’t wait to try it! Great choice for this month.
    Lesa @ Edesia’s Notebook recently posted..The Salad Bar: Loaded Baked Potato SaladMy Profile

  8. Michelle says:

    Oh, I love barely! This sounds delicious!
    Michelle recently posted..Summer Salad for #TheSaladBarMy Profile

  9. Your Barley Salad is a awesome recipe that I know my family will love. So glad you shared.
    veronica gantley recently posted..Mixed Marinated Fruit Salad #TheSaladBarMy Profile

  10. What a great alternative to the traditional. Way to go Cindy.
    Marlene @Nosh My Way recently posted..Squash Filled Mini Ravioli Pasta SaladMy Profile

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