To create this tasty twist on traditional Waldorf salads, simply cook the barley, then mix together all the ingredients. The memorable medley sent in by Sara Tschetter from Belle Plaine, Saskatchewan offers a nice change of pace from traditional rice and pasta salads served this time of year.
- 1 cup quick-cooking barley
- 2 large tart apples, chopped
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 4-1/2 teaspoons sugar
- Cook barley according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. In a small serving bowl, combine barley, apples, walnuts, raisins, cream, mayonnaise and sugar. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Barley Waldorf Salad in Quick Cooking July/August 2004, p10
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Reviewed Jul. 13, 2008
"I tried this recipe with dried cranberries instead of raisins and it is delicious too."