Barley, Mushroom, and Dill Salad
Barley and mushrooms are typically united in soup, but they also make an excellent salad. Dill adds sweet, herbaceous notes.
To make this recipe as it appeared on Mad Hungry in March 2011, eliminate the scallion. To cook barley: bring 1 cup barley, 2 cups water, and 1/2 teaspoon salt to a boil in a small pot. Reduce to simmer, and cook until tender, about 40 minutes.