Comforting, filling barley is an under-appreciated grain. Put it to good use in this appealing and easy barley salad with apricots and pecans.
When it comes to grain salads, the first instinct is to opt for rice or quinoa. Nothing wrong with those, of course. But barley gives you an offbeat option with a a pleasantly chewy texture that’s downright surprising in a cold dish — after all, most of the time, it’s encountered in soup.