Barley Salad with Parsley and Walnuts Recipe

Barley Salad with Parsley and Walnuts Recipe

How To Make Barley Salad with Parsley and Walnuts

This barley salad makes use of the healthy & versatile grain to create a dish that is flavored with parsley, walnuts, and a tangy lemon-garlic vinaigrette.

Preparation: 13 minutes
Cooking: 37 minutes
Total: 50 minutes



  • cupsbarley,pearled
  • 1cupwalnut halves
  • 3tbspfresh lemon juice
  • 1cupextra virgin olive oil
  • 1clovegarlic
  • ½tsplemon zest,finely grated
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1cupflat leaf parsley leaves,packed
  • 4ozricotta salata


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a large saucepan of boiling salted water, cook the barley over high heat for about 25 minutes, until tender. Drain the barley and rinse under cold water to cool thoroughly. Drain again, shaking out the excess water.

  2. Meanwhile, spread the walnuts in a pie plate and toast for 10 to 12 minutes, until golden and fragrant. Transfer to a cutting board and let cool. Coarsely chop the nuts.

  3. In a large bowl, whisk the lemon juice with the olive oil, garlic, and lemon zest and season with salt and pepper. Add the barley, parsley, and ricotta salata and toss gently. Add the toasted walnuts, toss again, and serve.


  • Calories: 498.13kcal
  • Fat: 39.88g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.79g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 27.16g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.62g
  • Carbohydrates: 30.40g
  • Fiber: 7.14g
  • Sugar: 0.67g
  • Protein: 7.41g
  • Cholesterol: 9.64mg
  • Sodium: 261.68mg
  • Calcium: 69.81mg
  • Potassium: 266.46mg
  • Iron: 2.34mg
  • Vitamin A: 65.27µg
  • Vitamin C: 16.63mg
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