Mushroom and Barley Salad

Are you looking for a hearty and satisfying salad recipe that is perfect for any occasion? Look no further than this Mushroom and Barley Salad! Packed with earthy flavors and wholesome ingredients, this dish is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. In this blog post, we will explore the step-by-step process of creating this delicious salad, from cooking the barley to sautéing the mushrooms. We will also discuss the health benefits of incorporating barley into your diet and provide tips for customizing this recipe to suit your taste preferences. So grab your apron and let’s get cooking!


  • 1 cup barley
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Start by cooking the barley according to package instructions. Once cooked, let it cool.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the mushrooms and sauté until they are golden brown.
  3. Add the garlic to the skillet and cook for another minute.
  4. Remove the skillet from heat and let the mushroom mixture cool.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together the balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper.
  6. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked barley, mushroom mixture, parsley, and the balsamic dressing. Toss everything together until well mixed.
  7. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper if needed.
  8. Refrigerate the salad for at least 30 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to meld together.
  9. Enjoy your delicious and healthy mushroom and barley salad!