Warm Shiitake-Barley Salad

Plenty of sweet shallots and meaty shiitakes add flavor to this hearty barley dish from F&W's Kay Chun.

Warm Shiitake-Barley Salad
Photo: © Eva Kolenko
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 1 cup barley

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 12 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and thinly sliced

  • 5 shallots, thinly sliced (2 cups)

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • Salt

  • Pepper

  • Sliced scallions, for garnish


  1. In a large saucepan of boiling water, cook the barley until tender, about 30 minutes. Drain.

  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat the olive oil. Add the mushrooms and shallots and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until golden and tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in the lemon juice and barley and season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with scallions.

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