Pearl Barley Salad (with Red Beans)


Pearl Barley Red Beans Salad

Pearl Barley Salad

Healthy, nutritious, and filling vegan barley-beans salad with simple, everyday ingredients.

It’s insanely easy to put this salad together – make a dressing in a large bowl, throw in the cooked pearl barley + cooked red beans + remaining ingredients. Mix them up and voila, lunch/dinner is ready.

I like to garnish it with the good ol’ cilantro and toasted walnuts…but you can easily substitute it with your fav garnishings.

Let’s go!

Pearl Barley Salad
5 from 2 votes

Pearl Barley Salad

Delicious pearl barley salad recipe.
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Course -Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine -American
Keyword -pearl barley salad, salad, vegan salad
Prep Time -10 minutes
Cook Time -20 minutes
Total Time -30 minutes
Servings -2
Calories -854kcal
Author -Veganbell

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  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 clove garlic (grated)
  • 1 teaspoon sweetener (sugar/maple syrup/jaggery)
  • 1 cup raw pearl barley (cooked - see notes below for instructions)
  • 1 cup raw red beans (cooked - see notes below for instructions...or simply use 2 canned red beans)
  • 1/2 cups bell peppers (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup cucumber (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro (chopped)
  • 1/3 cups walnuts (toasted)


  • In a large mixing bowl, add extra virgin olive oil + lemon juice + salt + pepper + garlic + sweetener.
  • Mix well using a whisker.
  • Next, add the cooked pearl barley + red beans + bell peppers + cucumber + cilantro + toasted walnuts.
  • Combine everything using a spatula.
  • Pearl barley & red bean salad is ready. Enjoy! 🙂


  1. To cook pearl barley, rinse the barley until water runs clean. Soak for 30 minutes. Then cook for 10-15 minutes, or until it's soft to the chew.
  2. To cook raw red beans, soak in water for the same 30 minutes. Then pressure-cook for 25-30 minutes, or until it's soft.  


Calories: 854kcal | Carbohydrates: 108g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 886mg | Fiber: 25g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1353IU | Vitamin C: 60mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 6mg
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