Barley Chickpea Mushroom Salad With Balsamic Dressing

Barley Chickpea Mushroom Salad With Balsamic Dressing - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
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.
4 from 3 votes
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Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Served As: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Salad, Snacks
Recipe Cuisine Type: American, Brunch, Fast Food, Fusion
Recipe Taste: Salty, Sour, Tangy
Servings 4


  • Ingredients For The Salad ingredients for the salad
  • 1/2 cup Barley
  • 1 cup Chana soaked and boiled kabuli
  • 3/4 cup Button Mushrooms stems removed sliced
  • 1/2 cup Cucumber thick
  • 1/4 cup Tomato coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Spring Onions finely chopped
  • Dressing ingredients for the
  • 1 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1-2 tsp Salt to taste, or as per taste
  • Pepper to taste freshly milled


  • Combine the barley and 1.5 cups of water in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  • Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Drain and keep aside.
  • Prepare the vegetables and rest of the ingredients for the salad.
  • Take a large salad bowl and combine all the ingredients. Toss till well combined.
  • 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
  • Add the prepared dressing to the salad ingredients and toss till combined well.
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour and serve chilled.

Recipe Notes

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

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4 from 3 votes

Donna George
Donna George

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