Curried Barley Chickpea Salad

This recipe is light but very flavorful. I love the chew from the barley!


Vegan Curried Barley Chickpea Salad (vegan)

Makes 3 to 4 servings


  • 1 C uncooked barley
  • 1 15oz can chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 C nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1/4 C lemon juice (yield from 1 large or 2 small lemons)
  • 1/4 C water
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. curry powder
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika
  • 1/8 tsp. cinnamon (makes this dish!)
  • Salt & pepper to taste


1) Cook barley in water according to package instructions. Set aside.

2) Combine rest of ingredients in a deep pan; sauté together on medium high for about 5 minutes.

3) Pour chickpea mixture over cooked barley, stir and serve! Enjoy :)

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  1. 2

    I made this today!! It was really good and easy. I added some chopped spinach and tomato. This recipe is a keeper for sure!! I am going to pre-cook a whole bunch of barley and freeze it so I will have it on hand to make it after work.

  2. 4

    This salad is delicious! Just made it. Love the flavour :)

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