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Recipe: Peach and Walnut Barley Salad Recipe: Peach and Walnut Barley Salad

Peaches and goat cheese create a savory and sweet complement to one another in this healthy barley salad. This flavorful side dish is packed with surprising bursts of flavor and is a great side dish or snack. For dinner, try pairing it with a piece of fish, whole-grain roll and a fresh salad.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Makes 8 servings
Serving Size: ½ cup
Nutrition Facts (per serving): Calories: 139; Total Fat: 4 g; Saturated Fat: 1 g; Sodium: 162 mg; Carbohydrate: 22 g; Fiber: 5 g; Protein: 4 g


  • 1 cup quick-cooking barley
  • 1 cup parsley leaves, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup walnut pieces, chopped
  • 1 peach, peeled, pitted and diced
  • ½ cup red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice (about 2 limes)
  • 1 orange, juiced
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup low-fat goat cheese, crumbled


  1. Cook barley according to package directions, omitting salt.
  2. Drain remaining liquid from barley. Stir in parsley, walnuts, peach and pepper.
  3. In a small bowl, combine oil, lime juice, orange juice, chili powder and salt. Pour over barley mixture and toss together.
  4. Crumble goat cheese over top and serve.

Image by Rachel Thompson.

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