- Cook barley until tender - about 2 hours. Drain cooking liquid and place barley in bowl.
- In another small bowl, combine olive oil and lemon juice. Pour onto hot barley and stir to mix.
- Add all remaining ingredients and fold well to mix and blend.
- Chill in refrigerator before serving.
This is a basic barley salad recipe. Your favorite salad items can be added to taste including such things as olives, sliced red onion, finely chopped carrot, chick peas, fava beans, even cherry tomatoes and roasted red Bell peppers to name a few. This is a good basic recipe waiting for your personal touch.