Barley Lime Fiesta Salad

Barley Lime Fiesta Salad

Christine 2

"Got this at ShopRite® and loved it so much I had to make it. This is what I came up with. I had this alongside my smoked chicken and bacon with avocado spread sandwich. Perfect complement! All the ingredients for the vinaigrette are by eye and to taste."


3 h servings 166 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 166 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 4.5 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 29.9g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 4.1 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 263 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring the barley and water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer until the barley is tender, about 30 minutes. Remove from heat, and chill in refrigerator.
  2. In a large salad bowl, combine the cooked barley, black beans, green and red bell pepper, corn, celery, red onion, carrot, chipotle pepper, 1 tablespoon of canola oil, salt, black pepper, and cumin until thoroughly mixed.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the water, corn syrup, 1 tablespoon of canola oil, lime juice, lemon juice, cilantro, white vinegar, and onion powder; pour dressing over barley mixture, and toss to combine. Refrigerate salad until cold.
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  1. 23 Ratings


I left out the celery due to personal tastes, subbed honey for the corn syrup and used chipotle powder instead of canned chipotles. This salad is delicious, filling, and tastes even better the ...

We really loved this but I did make a few changes. I too substituted honey for the corn syrup. And I cut that in half as we prefer less sweet in our main courses. Another change was that I eli...

I didn't have the beans, but I loved a new recipe to use barley in. I too used honey, and only half of it, instead of the corn syrup. I doubled the dressing. It's really easy to throw in othe...

Mmmm, delicious! I omitted the chipotle pepper, instead added some thai peppers I grew from last summer and had frozen, instead of corn syrup, I too used honey, and instead of white vinegar, I u...

This is an extremely pretty and healthy salad. I've made it twice: once for home and once for a small party. I deleted the peppers, used frozen corn instead of canned, and used honey instead ...

This was DELICIOUS!! Was trying to find a vegetarian based recipe and came across this one which surprised me because I happened to have most of the ingredients on hand and already chopped. In...

OMG! Fabulous salad! Missing something? No way. Spicey, fresh, and crunchy! Loved it, loved it, loved it. We are your "average cooks" who are not in search of vegetarian, vegan, blah blah,...

Definitely let it chill first. It doesn't work if you eat it right away. I liked this, but there are many other salads I'd make before making this again.

This was Ok, but missing something, I added a squirt of FF Italian dressing and it was much better. As is only 3, but better if you add the Italian dressing