Savoury Barley Salad
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This hearty, warm savoury barley salad is a great side dish to any meal. There's a hint of sweetness to go with the savoury. My kind of side dish!
Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 4-6
  • 1½ cups pearled barley
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • Olive oil
  • 3 medium carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 frozen peas
  • 1 cup diced dried cranberries
  • 4 chopped green onions or scallions
  • 1 cup chopped carrot tops/greens OR flat leaf parsley
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large pot on medium high heat. Add the barley and sauté for 3-4 minutes, stirring often.
  2. Add the carrots. Add the broth, and a teaspoon of salt. Sprinkle the spice mixture over the barley and mix well. Taste, and add salt if needed. Bring to a simmer, cover and simmer until the barley is tender, about 45 minutes.
  3. Add dried cranberries and the peas. Remove from heat, drizzle olive oil and set aside to cool.
  4. Add the green onions and carrot tops/greens (or parsley) to a large bowl and mix well. Add the barley and mix everything together.
Recipe by Life on Manitoulin at