Barley, Shrimp, and Corn Salad

A lightly seasoned oil and lemon juice dressing perfectly accents the flavors of this salad made with barley, shrimp, and red and green bell peppers.

Original recipe makes 4 servings


1 cup barley
2 1/2 cups water
1 pound cooked bay shrimp
2 cups frozen corn, thawed
1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
4 green onions, chopped
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
1 teaspoon minced lemon zest
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • PREP

    30 mins

  • COOK

    35 mins


    1 hr 5 mins


  1. Combine barley and water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for approximately 35 minutes.
  2. Transfer barley to a large bowl, and toss with shrimp, corn, bell peppers, green onions, thyme, and lemon zest.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice and oil. Season with salt and pepper. Pour dressing over barley salad, and toss to combine.


Calories: 487 kcal
Carbohydrates: 55.7 g
Cholesterol: 221 mg
Fat: 16.6 g
Fiber: 11.3 g
Protein: 32.7 g
Sodium: 557 mg