Cooking the barley right in the broth gives this salad an extra flavor boost right from the start. Lemon and parsley give it a bright, fresh note to contrast the rich flavor from olives and feta.
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Heat the broth and oregano in a 2-quart saucepan over medium-high heat to a boil. Stir in the barley. Reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for 45 minutes or until the barley is tender but still chewy. Spread the barley in a thin layer on a large plate and let cool for 15 minutes.
Beat the lemon juice, lemon zest and olive oil in a small bowl with a fork or whisk.
Stir the barley, cucumber, red pepper, cheese, olives and green onions in a large bowl. Add the lemon juice mixture and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Season to taste. Sprinkle with the parsley before serving, if desired.
Love this salad. I didn’t have any feta cheese and decided to ignore the olives this time. I did add some mini San Marzano tomatoes cut in half and they added a nice touch of sweetness. The barley had a pleasant chewiness. I will definitely be making this again.
This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.