Featured Recipes


Barley Herb Loaf

Makes 1 loaf, about 18 slices.

Sunflower Barley Crackers

Makes about 30 crackers.

Korean-Style Beef Ribs and Barley

Short ribs and barley simmer together, absorbing the sweet and salty Korean-style sauce for tender deliciousness!

Vegetarian Barley Moussaka

The barley in the sauce gives a meat-like texture, and complements the flavour of the rainbow of vegetable layers.

Avocado, Shrimp and Barley Lettuce Wraps

Serve as an inspired appetizer, or prepare the night before, wrap the lettuce leaves separately and enjoy a fresh flavour-packed… packed lunch!

Eggplant Tomato Barley

Use a favourite pasta sauce to make this hearty risotto-style dish. It’s not necessary to peel the eggplant.

Vegetable, Bean and Barley Stuffed Peppers

Choose peppers with a square shape that sit level.

Barley, Mango and Sweet Pepper Spring Rolls with Dipping Sauce

Their fresh taste, crunchy texture and colourful interior make spring rolls a favourite appetizer.

Grain and Spinach Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Baked mushroom caps have been piled with a savoury barley spinach stuffing and sprinkled with cheese.

Fig and Olive Barley Crisps

These little crisps are so tasty on their own, or as the base for a small roll of prosciutto or smoked salmon.


Beef Barley Soup

Makes 10 to 12 servings.

Alberta Lamb Stew with Barley, Feta and Herb Dumplings

An Irish-style lamb stew without the wait, using lean ground lamb.

Barley and Asparagus Avgolemono Soup

Lemon provides the tang, eggs give a velvety smooth finish, and barley replaces rice or pasta in this traditional Mediterranean soup that also includes asparagus.

Faux Chicken Pho

This simplified version of pho (pronounced “fuh”), the famous Vietnamese soup, is flavourful and nourishing.


Barley Mushroom Casserole

Makes 6 to 8 servings.

Corn and Barley Bake

Makes 8 servings.

Stovetop Barley Stuffing with Sausage and Apricots

This stuffing can stand alone as a quick and tasty casserole, or be served alongside roast turkey, chicken, lamb or pork.

Traditional Turkey Stuffing with Barley

This stuffing is the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving dinner.

Spanish Barley

Olé! Paprika and parsley, two seasonings often found in Spanish foods, add flavour and colour to this side dish, as do the vegetables.

Roasted Barley & Radishes with Balsamic Maple Glaze

It is surprising how roasting radishes brings the real vegetable out, mildly nutty and sweet, no harsh bitterness.

Barley Gallo Pinto

Gallo Pinto means painted rooster in Spanish, and is a traditional dish in Costa Rica.


Carrot Cake Barley with Walnuts, Raisins and Greek Yogurt

Eat it at home or take it to go in a mason jar, this barley breakfast is easy to work into your weekly line up when you keep cooked barley in the fridge.

Barley Buttermilk Pancakes

Makes 8 (4 inch / 10 cm) pancakes.


Makes 4 servings.

Barley Pancakes

Makes 14 (4 inch / 10 cm) pancakes.

Chocolate Barley Crepes

Filled with yogurt and fresh fruit, and topped with maple syrup and a sprinkle of cinnamon, these chocolate crepes make extra special breakfast or brunch fare.

Overnight Barley Breakfast

Combining barley flakes with yogurt overnight softens them, and it gives you options in the morning.

Puffed Oven Pancake with Swiss Chard and Shallots

This giant pancake is oven-baked on a bed of sautéed Swiss chard and shallots.

Main Dishes


Mexican Barley Salad

Makes 8 servings.

Asian Barley and Wild Rice Salad

Makes approximately 12 servings.

Barley Tabbouleh

Ingredients 1 cup (250 mL) pot or pearl barley 2 cups (500 mL) water 1 cup (250 mL) chopped fresh parsley ½ cup (125 mL) chopped fresh mint ½ cup (125 mL) chopped green or red onion 1 small cucumber, coarsely chopped ¼ cup (50 mL) olive oil ¼ cup (50 mL)...

Wild Rice, Barley and Fruit Salad

Ingredients 1 cup (250 mL) pecans 1 cup (250 mL) pot or pearl barley ¼ cup (50 mL) wild rice 4 ½ cups (1.125 L) water ¾ cup (175 mL) brown rice 1 orange 2 green onions, chopped ¾ cup (175 mL) dried apricots, chopped ¾ cup (175 mL) dried cranberries ½ cup...

Barley Salad with Strawberries, Jicama and Lime-Mint Dressing

Jicama is a crispy, sweet tuber that resembles a turnip. It’s a wonderful complement to juicy strawberries and tender, chewy barley in a tangy lime and mint dressing.

Barley Greek Salad

Who doesn’t love the crunchy texture and fresh flavour of a Greek salad?

Barley, Pomegranate, Date, Feta and Pistachio Salad

With its medley of flavours inspired by Middle Eastern cuisine, this salad is a nice balance for chicken or lamb dishes, or as a vegetarian meal on its own.

Barley Tico Salad

This Central American inspired salad uses barley instead of the usual white rice.

Breads & Muffins

Soft Barley Pretzels

Pretzels take some time and patience, but the results are so worthwhile you will find yourself perfecting the technique and making them often.

Barley Banana Bread

Makes about 16 slices.

Sweet Treats

Carrot and Honey Cookies

Store these soft cookies in a covered container with waxed or parchment paper between the layers.

Olde Fashioned Gingersnaps

Makes about 4 dozen (48) cookies.

Chocolate ’n Chocolate Chip Cookies

Makes about 3 dozen (36) cookies.

Barley Water

Makes about 6 cups.

Easy Barley Pie Crust

Makes one 9 inch (23 cm) pie crust.

Pumpkin Pie

Makes 8 servings.

Rustic Apple Pie

Makes 12 servings.