This vibrant looking crunchy pearl barley salad is super easy to make and definitely a crowd pleaser. We recently tried pearl barley salad at a restaurant in New Delhi and absolutely loved it! The chewy texture of pearl barley amazed us and we definitely wanted to try making a version of that salad at home!
If you have been following our blog, you must have known by now how much me love Asian flavours. We have always wanted to make a salad with flavours of lemon grass, lime and sesame and this dressing by AAMRA was just perfect for this recipe. The Lime & Sesame Salad Dressing was perfectly sweet and sour and had toasted sesame seeds and lime. The lime flavour was super fresh and the toasted sesame seeds added an extra crunch to every bite.
The dressing was poured over a base of pearl barley, carrots, purple cabbage, salted peanuts and scallions. Really it is that simple. The salad turned out to be suuuuper crunchy and had an amazing flavour thanks to the dressing, which did not even require salt and pepper!
To make it even more flavoursome, we highly recommend cooking the barley in vegetable stock instead of just water.
This post was written by us during our collaboration with Aamra by NSK. All opinions expressed are ours.
Super crunchy thai pearl barley salad with best asian flavours!
- 1 1/2 Cup Cooked Pearl Barley
- 1/4 Cup Peanuts
- 1/2 Cup Purple Cabbage (finely chopped)
- 1/2 Cup Carrots (finely chopped)
- 4 tbsp Lime & Sesame Dressing (read notes for alternative)
- 4 tbsp Scallions (finely chopped)
- Cook Pearl Barley as per package instructions and keep aside to cool down to room temperature. Transfer it to a large bowl and put in the refrigerator for about 20 mins.
- Fluff up the pearl barley using a fork. Add the purple cabbage, carrots and peanuts.
- Add the salad dressing and toss it until everything is just mixed.
- Top with scallions and serve.
Click here to know more about the lime and sesame dressing that we used in our salad. You can alternatively also make the dressing yourself, by mixing together lime juice (about 2 tablespoons), honey (1 tbsp), sesame oil (1 tbsp), soy sauce (1 tbsp) and also adding some toasted sesame seeds to it for extra crunch.