Barley Summer Salad

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


For the Salad

  • 1 cup barley
  • 1 large cucumber
  • 1 large heirloom tomato
  • 1/2 medium onion, red or white

For the Dressing

  • 4 tbsps lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsps olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning


  • Bering 3 cups of water to boil on the stovetop in a medium-sized pan. Combine barley and reduce to simmer for 30-45 minutes until barley is tender and liquid is absorbed. Stir occasionally.
  • Slice cucumbers into half-moons, dice the tomato and slice the onion. Combine in a medium-sized bowl.
  • In a small bowl, combine all ingredients for the dressing and whisk together.
  • Once the barley is done, mix well with the vegetables. Pour dressing on top and combine. Serve either immediately or put in the fridge and enjoy later!