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Barley and Mushroom Salad

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Servings: 8
Cook Time: 1 hr. 20 min.
Chef Martin Breslin
Fiber-rich barley, instead of lettuce, is the base for this salad that combines the mellow flavor of roasted red onion with hearty shiitake mushrooms.


  • Vinaigrette1 Tbs white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp brown mustard
  • 3 Tbs olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 red onion
  • olive oil
  • 2 2/3 cups vegetable broth
  • 2/3 cup pearl barley
  • 4 oz raw shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp salt


  • For vinaigrette, whisk together vinegar, honey and mustard. Slowly add oil while whisking, until emulsified. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Peel onion half and coat with oil. Place on baking sheet and roast until tender, about 30 minutes. Chop coarsely.
  • In a medium pot, bring broth to a boil and add barley. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, until barley is tender (35 to 40 minutes). Drain any excess liquid; spread barley on a baking sheet to cool.
  • In a sauté pan over medium heat, cook mushrooms with 1 tablespoon of oil until tender. Mix sautéed mushrooms into cooled barley, along with onion, parsley, salt and vinaigrette. Adjust seasoning as desired.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 207
  Calories from Fat 60 (29%)
(10%)Total Fat 7g
(5%)Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
(0%)Cholesterol 1mg
(35%)Sodium 848mg
(12%)Potassium 417mg
Total Carbohydrate 34g
(22%)Dietary Fiber 6g
Sugars 4g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(10%)Protein 5g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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