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Barley and Black Bean Salad

Barley and Black Bean Salad

This barley and black bean salad is a nice, healthy salad. It makes for a great side or salad to take to lunch.
Course Side
Cuisine American
Keyword bean salad
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 270kcal


  • 1 cup pearl barley uncooked quick-cooking
  • 15 ounce black beans rinsed, drained
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper minced
  • 1/2 cup Monterey cheese cut into 1/4" cubes (or Pepper Jack)
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • cayenne pepper optional, to taste


  • Cook barley according to package instructions but do not add salt. Drain and rinse. Let cool.
  • Combine remaining ingredients in a bowl. Add in barley and stir. Serve.


Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 492mg | Potassium: 561mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 527IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 111mg | Iron: 3mg