Pearl Barley Salad (with Red Beans)

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Pearl Barley Red Beans Salad

Pearl Barley Salad

Hi friends! If you’re looking for a tasty and satisfying salad that’s packed with nutrients, look no further than Pearl Barley Salad.

This recipe combines cooked pearl barley with a variety of fresh vegetables, like bell peppers and cucumbers, and legumes like red beans for a filling and balanced meal. A simple dressing of olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic ties all the ingredients together, making this salad a perfect choice for a light yet satisfying lunch or dinner.

You can even add some greens like arugula or spinach to boost the nutrient content and make it more filling. It’s super versatile and you can customize it to suit your taste.

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Pearl Barley Salad
5 from 4 votes

Pearl Barley Salad

Delicious pearl barley salad recipe.
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Course -Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine -American
Keyword -pearl barley salad, salad, vegan salad
Prep Time -10 minutes
Cook Time -20 minutes
Total Time -30 minutes
Servings -2
Calories -854kcal
Author -Veganbell
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  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 clove garlic (grated)
  • 1 teaspoon sweetener (sugar/maple syrup/jaggery)
  • 1 cup raw pearl barley (cooked - see notes below for instructions)
  • 1 cup raw red beans (cooked - see notes below for instructions...or simply use 2 canned red beans)
  • 1/2 cups bell peppers (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup cucumber (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro (chopped)
  • 1/3 cups walnuts (toasted)
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  • In a large mixing bowl, add extra virgin olive oil + lemon juice + salt + pepper + garlic + sweetener.
  • Mix well using a whisker.
  • Next, add the cooked pearl barley + red beans + bell peppers + cucumber + cilantro + toasted walnuts.
  • Combine everything using a spatula.
  • Pearl barley & red bean salad is ready. Enjoy! 🙂
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  1. To cook pearl barley, rinse the barley until water runs clean. Soak for 30 minutes. Then cook for 10-15 minutes, or until it's soft to the chew.
  2. To cook raw red beans, soak in water for the same 30 minutes. Then pressure-cook for 25-30 minutes, or until it's soft.  


Calories: 854 kcal | Carbohydrates: 108 g | Protein: 21 g | Fat: 42 g | Saturated Fat: 5 g | Sodium: 15 mg | Potassium: 886 mg | Fiber: 25 g | Sugar: 4 g | Vitamin A: 1353 IU | Vitamin C: 60 mg | Calcium: 86 mg | Iron: 6 mg

If you liked this Pearl Barley Salad, check out this delicious Vegan Couscous Salad recipe we posted earlier.

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