Quinoa & Barley Apple Salad

Quinoa & Barley Apple Salad from Canned-Time.com

I found this wonderfully fresh grain & fruit salad on

‘Chef Brad’s Fusion Grain Cooking

I made a few changes to Vegan it up and added some cooked Quinoa to the Barley.  I also sprouted the Pearl Barley for a few days to add to the nutrition.  Chef Brad has a vast amount of information on his show about cooking with seeds and grains to add taste and vitamins to our foods.  This salad was very quick inexpensive.  It makes a nice filling side dish and is a great change from just a lettuce salad for your meal.

Quinoa & Barley Apple Salad from Canned-Time.com

The crisp sweet apple and dates mix well with the vinegar and mustard tones in the dressing.  While the Quinoa & Barley don’t add much flavor, they do give the salad a nice creamy texture and of course build the nutrition substantially.

Quinoa & Barley Apple Salad from Canned-Time.com

For the salad’s dressing, simply mix up equal portions (1/2 Cup) of Agave Nector and Olive Oil, add 1/2 tsp. of Garlic Powder, Salt, Pepper and 4 – 5 Tbs. of Brown Mustard.  Stir and then add in 1/4 Cup of Red Wine Vinegar.  Blend and mix in with the salad.

Quinoa & Barley Apple Salad

By Angela @ Canned Time Published: February 15, 2013

  • Yield: 4 - 5 Servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Ready In: 45 mins

Original recipe posted at chefbrad.com "Sweet Apple and Cheese Barley Salad"



  1. Combine all ingredients and stir in vinaigrette. Cover and chill until serving. Will keep several days in the refrigerator.

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4 thoughts on “Quinoa & Barley Apple Salad

    1. Angela @ Canned Time Post author

      Yes, the original recipe called for chunks of Cheddar which is probably also delicious, but would leave my hands and knees aching for days. I tried some more of this after it sat in the fridge over night and it was much more flavorful. A little more dijon maybe next time but then I love vinegar as much as the sweetness of the fruit.
      Funny you commented, I was in the middle of your ‘US Rt. 50 Kansas’
      I drove it a couple times from DC to Columbus by myself in a very old pick up and I think it took 2 hours longer than my normal Rt. 68 past Cumberland and Wheeling but it was a good ride. I drove to Ohio every 3 weeks back then so I always looked for something to change my view and Rt. 50 did the trick. I’d love to have taken it further cross country.

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