• Prep Time:
  • Cooking Time:
  • Serves: 4 Servings

Roasted Asparagus and Sweet Onion And Barley Salad

  • Recipe Submitted by on

Category: Vegetarian, Main Dish, Salads

 Ingredients List

  • 3 c Water
  • Coarse salt
  • 1 c Pearl barley
  • 1 lb Asparagus; trimmed
  • 1 lg Sweet onion (Vadalia or
  • -Walla Walla); peeled and
  • -cut into 1/2-inch rings
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tb Sherry Vinegar; up to 3
  • 1 ts Dijon mustard
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • -to taste
  • Romaine or red or green
  • -lettuce leaves; rinsed and
  • -dried for lining the plates


Serves 4 to 6. Bring the water to a boil in a medium-sized saucepan. Add
about 1/2 teaspoon salt (to taste) and the barley. Lower the heat and
simmer, uncovered until just tender, about 35 to 40 minutes. Drain.

While the barley is cooking, toss the asparagus and the onion rings with
enough oil to coat and sprinkle with a little of the coarse salt. Spread
the vegetables on a large sheet pan so they don't touch. Roast in a
preheated 425-degree oven about 15 to 20 minutes or until the onions are a
caramel brown and the asparagus is tender and is beginning to brown.

To make the dressing, whisk together the vinegar and mustard then whisk in
about 1/4 cup olive oil.

Line a large serving platter or individual plates with the lettuce leaves.
Heap the barley on the plates then arrange the roasted vegetables over the
barley. Drizzle with the dressing and season with a few grinds of pepper.
Serve warm or at room temperature.

 Share this Recipe

Recipes by Course

Recipes by Main Ingredient

Recipes by Cuisine

Recipes by Preparation

Recipes by Occasion

Recipes by Dietary

Sign Up and Create a Cookbook Today!

Please Sign in to your Account or Sign up if you are new user.

Who loves our Healthy Recipes?