I love barley and there is a salad a like a lot but I wondered if I could make something I liked as much if not more. I think this has potential but do NOT add garlic. I did, and the flavor is too overwhelming but if it wasn't there, I think I'd love this salad totally and completely.
Basil and Barley Salad
1 c. dry barley, cooked and cooled
3/4 c chopped pecans or other nuts
1/3 c olive oil
1 c basil chiffonade
2 c frozen corn
1 large tomato diced (more would be better but I just had one)
Lemon juice - about 1/4 c or to taste
Salt to taste
Cook the pecans in the olive oil until lightly browned. Cool. Mix all the ingredients together. Do NOT add garlic, particularly two finely minced cloves even if they're small. It's possible that onion would be good in this.