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Mango Barley Salad


  • 1-3/4 cups water
  • 1 cup quick-cooking barley
  • 2 medium limes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 medium mango, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro


  • 1. In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil. Stir in barley. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until barley is tender, 10-12 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes.
  • 2. Finely grate enough zest from limes to measure 1 teaspoon. Cut limes crosswise in half; squeeze juice from limes. In a small bowl, whisk lime juice, lime zest, oil, mustard, honey, salt, cumin and pepper until blended.
  • 3. In a large bowl, combine barley, peppers, onion, mango and cilantro. Add dressing; toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 185 calories, 10g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 261mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 5g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1-1/2 starch.


Average Rating: 5
  • kimspacc
    Dec 13, 2018
    Delicious summer salad!
  • i_like_pie
    Jul 4, 2018
    I love barley, and the dressing pulled it all the ingredients together!
  • tiffanykorn
    Jun 28, 2018
    Delicious summer recipe! Was skeptical at first, but ended up being a keeper! First day was ok, but second day after all of the flavors mixed, it was so refreshing and delicious.
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