Curried Barley Chickpea Salad

This Curried Barley Chickpea Salad is easy to put together and makes great leftovers for lunch for the week! It’s super flavorful, and the chew from barley makes it so satisfying.

vegan curried barley chickpea salad

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curried barley chickpea salad ingredients

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

curried barley chickpea salad


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

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

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

curried barley chickpea salad

If you liked this recipe, check out some of my other favorite grain salad recipes, too!



  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 :)

  3. 5

    Looks great with the tomatoes… and is that parsley or cilantro?? How much did you add?

  4. 7

    Hi Anne!! I wanted to print this great recipe, …so I clicked on ‘printer friendly’…. and it’s a good thing I checked the preview…. otherwise it would have printed out 9 pages!! … and ‘only’ 5 pages if it was on both sides!! Yikes!! Did I not click on the right thing??

    Thanks for your yummy, healthy recipes… & your upbeat motivation & inspiration!!

    • 8

      Hi Carol! When you click on the print friendly option, at the top there is an option to remove the images – select that and it will be down to about 1 page with just the text! :) Enjoy!

  5. 9

    Did you pour the water from the chickpeas in as well?? I’m excited to try it.

  6. 11

    Is it a good leftover?

  7. 15

    Love this dish. Packed with so much flavor. I put it on top of arugula and serve with cherry tomatoes. Think tonight I will add fresh, red bell peppers.

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