Barley is cooked until tender, then tossed with tomatoes, cucumber, pecorino romano, and other fresh ingredients for a delicious salad. It's a great potluck side for the summer!
2cupswateror vegetable stock
pinch of salt
1/4cupred onionfinely chopped
1tbspred wine vinegar
pinch of sugar
1/2cupdiced cucumberpeeled and seeded
1/8cupgrated pecorino romano
If you have one, the easiest way to cook the barley is in a rice cooker. All you have to do is throw the barley, water or vegetable stock, and a pinch of salt in, and push the button. If you don’t have a rice cooker, cook it in a saucepan by bringing it to a boil, then reducing to a simmer, and cooking for 30 minutes with a lid on.
Move the cooked barley to a large bowl, and add in all the remaining ingredients. That’s it! Enjoy!