Barley, Shrimp, and Corn Salad


A lightly seasoned oil and lemon juice dressing perfectly accents the flavors of this salad made with barley, shrimp, and red and green bell peppers.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
4 servings


  • 1 cup barley

  • 2 ½ cups water

  • 1 pound cooked bay shrimp

  • 2 cups frozen corn, thawed

  • ½ cup diced green bell pepper

  • ½ cup diced red bell pepper

  • 4 green onions, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme

  • 1 teaspoon minced lemon zest

  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Combine barley and water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for approximately 35 minutes.

  2. Transfer barley to a large bowl, and toss with shrimp, corn, bell peppers, green onions, thyme, and lemon zest.

  3. In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice and oil. Season with salt and pepper. Pour dressing over barley salad, and toss to combine.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

487 Calories
17g Fat
56g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 487
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 21%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 221mg 74%
Sodium 557mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 56g 20%
Dietary Fiber 11g 40%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 33g
Vitamin C 59mg 296%
Calcium 82mg 6%
Iron 6mg 34%
Potassium 729mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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