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Warm Shiitake-Barley Salad
Serves 4


  • 1 cup barley
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 12 ounces of shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Sliced scallions to garnish


  1. In a large saucepan of boiling water, cook the barley until tender for about 30 minutes. Drain water and set aside cooked barley.
  2. In a large skillet, heat olive oil. Add in the mushrooms and onion and cook over moderate heat, stirring until golden and tender for 5 - 7 minutes. 
  3. Stir in lemon juice and barley and season with salt and pepper. Transfer to serving dish and garnish with scallions. Enjoy!


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