Yayla Çorbası (Turkish Yogurt Soup) with Velibah
Although most Turks will opt for a pillowy square of pide bread to accompany this soup of yogurt, barley, and dried mint, buttery-crisp velibah stuffed with feta and potato is a go-to for editor Oset Babür's family, who hail from Ossetia, a state in the South Caucasus.
DIY: Barley Salad
Here, the ultimate DIY barley salad guide by Evan and Sarah Rich, the duo behind San Francisco's Rich Table. Start with barley and a tangy vinaigrette, then get inspired by these four amazing variations.
With its nutty flavor and pasta-like chew, barley is a versatile grain. High in fiber and protein, it is also a nutritious alternative to rice. For inspiration on how to incorporate this healthy grain into your diet, browse through this collection of barley recipes, from hearty salads to breakfast porridge.