Vegetable Barley Salad Recipe

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"I adapted this great-tasting wholesome salad from another recipe," notes Marge Chapko from Eau Claire, Wisconsin. "I serve it to family , friends and even people who don't like barley#151;and they end up asking for the recipe. I sometimes turn it into a main dish by adding leftover meat."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup medium pearl barley
  • 1 cup chopped fresh mushrooms
  • 3/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped water chestnuts
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/3 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dill weed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinaigrette salad dressing

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 191 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1067mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 6g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat, 1/2 lean meat.


  1. In a saucepan, bring broth to a boil. Stir in barley. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 40-45 minutes or until tender. Meanwhile, in a salad bowl, combine mushrooms, celery, water chestnuts, green pepper, carrot, onions, garlic, dill, basil and salt; mix well. Add the barley and salad dressing; stir to coat. Serve warm or cold. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Vegetable Barley Salad in Light & Tasty April/May 2001, p18

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voisincook User ID: 3674287 72276
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2010

"I've made this a couple times, and it's gone over well each time. It's unique and healthy!"

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