Barley and Vegetables salad

  Hello, lovely readers. I miss blogging, baking cakes whenever I want.. Honestly, I have no idea how some new-mums  manage to post often. May be their husbands or sisters cook, take photos and then write posts. 😀 Even if you don’t know what mom has been up to all day, just believe me she is often so busy! There are endless tasks – feeding, playing, caring, plus laundry, cooking.. Motherhood turned out wonderful, emotional, sometimes crazy and difficult; so I still need to organize this new life somehow..
 I have always wanted to prepare those colorful and beautifully arranged on a plate salads, that I’ve seen million times on the Internet, but never get a chance to do. Finally, few months back I made it (haha, exactly months, not even weeks). This delicious salad is super healthy and extremely easy to prepare plus it can be made ahead and then reheated, if you wish. I prefer it’s served warm over chilled.

Barley and Vegetables salad

  • Difficulty: super easy
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pearl barley, cooked
roasted red and yellow pepper
roasted eggplant
cherry tomatoes, sliced
olives, optional
sliced red onion, fresh or pickled
fresh chopped parsley
pine and pistachio nuts, chopped, optional
lime or lemon juice
EV olive oil (or your fav veg oil)
salt, pepper to taste
  1. Arrange barley and all other ingredients on a large serving plate.
  2. In a small jar combine dressing ingredients, shake well and pour over salad.


  1. I love parley, and I usually mix it with tomatoes, chopped green and black olives, dressed just with salt, olive oil and vinegar… I can’t wait to try your salad! thanks for sharing this recipe!

    • milkandbun says:

      Hello there! You can use any grilled veggies that you have/like. Haven’t tried, but I think barley goes well with sun-dried tomatoes, what do you think?
      Thanks for stopped by, hope to see you again! 🙂

  2. B says:

    That salad looks delicious and hearty- perfect fuel for a new mom! I don’t know how you guys manage with kids. I feel like I can barely cook for myself half the time! It looks like you’re doing a great job. I’m looking forward to reading more of your posts when you can get back into it. Congratulations on being nominated for a One Lovely Blog award!

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