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Barley Chickpea Mushroom Salad With Balsamic Dressing

Barley Chickpea Mushroom Salad With Balsamic Dressing
Barley Chickpea Mushroom Salad With Balsamic Dressing
  • Prep time
  • Cooking time
  • Serves4 Person(s)
  • CategoryVeg
  • Cuisine TypeAmerican, Brunch, Fast Food, Fusion, Homestyle Coo
  • Good for Brunch , Lunch , Snacks , Dinner
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About this Recipe

This dish is packed with flavor, starting from barley and mushrooms for chewiness, kabuli chana for a mealy touch, cucumber for a juicy crunch, and fresh tomatoes for tang, this salad features a wide assortment of ingredients, further enhanced with a tongue-tickling dressing of peppy balsamic, refreshing lemon juice and olive oil – which does the perfect balancing act. Enjoy this salad chilled, to relish an exciting crunch and to avoid sogginess.

Ingredients & Quantity
  • Ingredients For The Salad
  • 1/2 cup barley
  • 1 cup soaked and boiled kabuli chana
  • 3/4 cup sliced button mushrooms, stems removed
  • 1/2 cup thick cucumber sticks
  • 1/4 cup tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped spring onions
  • Ingredients For The Dressing
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt, to taste
  • Freshly Milled Pepper, to taste
How to cook?
  1. Combine the barley and 1.5 cups of water in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  2. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Drain and keep aside.
  3. Prepare the vegetables and rest of the ingredients for the salad.
  4. Take a large salad bowl and combine all the ingredients. Toss till well combined.
  5. Take a small glass jar and add all the ingredients listed under 'Ingredients For The Dressing'. Close the jar tight with a lid and shake well till all the ingredients have been mixed well. Alternately, you can simply whisk this with a fork in a bowl
  6. Add the prepared dressing to the salad ingredients and toss till combined well.
  7. Refrigerate for 1 hour and serve chilled.
Notes

For added crunch and health element, you can add slivered almonds or chopped walnuts.

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