Sugar Snap Pea & Barley Salad

Sugar Snap Pea & Barley Salad

3 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2008

You get two sides in one with this dish—whole-grain barley along with crisp matchsticks of vitamin- and fiber-rich snap peas. Serve with roasted or grilled salmon or chicken.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup quick-cooking barley
  • 8 ounces sugar snap peas, trimmed and sliced into matchsticks
  • ½ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • ¼ cup finely chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper


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  1. Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add barley and cook, covered, for 10 to 12 minutes, or according to package directions. Remove from the heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes.
  2. Rinse the barley under cool water and transfer to a large bowl. Add snap peas, parsley, onion, oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper and toss to combine.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: about ⅔ cup
  • Per serving: 151 calories; 5 g fat(1 g sat); 4 g fiber; 23 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 10 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 2 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 755 IU vitamin A; 16 mg vitamin C; 38 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 301 mg sodium; 108 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (27% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat

Reviews 3

August 13, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Excellent salad, I toasted the barley in the oven first, then cooked it in the water, I added fresh dill also. It was a huge hit!
July 29, 2011
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By: EatingWell User
fabulous with some changes I doubled the lemon, and added 1/4 c fresh chopped basil. also increased the purple onion to 1/2 onion. i like the barley in this - excellent contrast to the peas. Pros: tangy, nice blend of crunch and carbs
February 14, 2011
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By: EatingWell User
Easy, hearty and tasty I made it exact to the measurement and it came out quite well. It is fluffy, and hearty at the same time. I am looking out for other crunchy options to replace sugar snap peas, just to make this with whatever veggies I have got in my fridge.
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