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Makes: 8 cups
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes
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Barley Summer Salad
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Prep time: 10 minutesCooking time: 45 minutesTotal time: 55 minutes


1 cup
dry barley
3 cups
1⁄4 cup
dried cranberries
1 cup
fresh blueberries
1 cup
sweet snap peas, chopped
2 cups
apples or another fresh fruit or veggie, chopped (about 1 1/3 medium apples [3” diameter])
1⁄2 cup
red bell pepper, seeded and chopped (about 1 small pepper)
1⁄2 cup
green onions, sliced thin
1 Tablespoon
3 Tablespoons
1⁄4 cup
lemon or lime juice


  1. Place barley and water in a 2 or 3 quart saucepan. Bring to a boil, then turn to low. Cook covered for 45 minutes.
  2. Rinse cooked barley briefly in cold water. Drain.
  3. Add remaining ingredients. Toss well.
  4. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.


  • Substitute different fruits and vegetables in season.
  • Add nuts or seeds for added protein.
Serving Size: 
3/4 cup
Preparation time: 
10 minutes
Cooking time: 
45 minutes

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