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  • Preeti Shridhar

Pearl Barley Salad

A lovely salad for the summer months. It is a meal in itself.

You can also add coloured bell peppers,  red cabbage, some baby spinach.

This is just an idea. Use your creativity to make a salad to suit your taste buds. Play with the ingredients.


Pearl Barley 1 cup

Mango 1 cup

Pineapple 1/2 cup

Cucumber 1/2 cup

Onion 1/2 cup

Frozen Corn 1/2 cup

Basil leaves a few

Celery leaves a few


Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2 tbsp

Salt 1 tsp or to taste

Cracked Pepper 1/4 tsp or to taste

Toasted Seeds 1 tbsp

Lemon juice 1 tbsp

Mango pulp 2 tbsp

Pineapple juice 2 tbsp


  1. Soak Pearl Barley for 6 hours.

  2. Boil in lot of salted water.

  3. Strain and wash in cold water.

  4. Now spread it on a large plate.

  5. Once it dries a bit , take one cup for salad and freeze the rest for future use.

  6. Take the dressing ingredients in a bottle and shake vigorously to make a homegenous mixture.

To serve:

  1. Take pearl barley, mango, cucumber, corn,  onion  and pineapple in a bowl.

  2. Mix lightly.

  3. Pour the dressing.

  4. Mix again.

  5. Garnish with greens and serve immediately.


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