Browned mushrooms, fresh sage and lemon juice dress up this version of a classic mushroom-barley salad made entirely in The Panwith The Spoon. Ideal for cold winter nights, and can effortlessly be meal prepped for delicious weekly lunches!
Total Time: 60 minutes - 30 minutes to prepare, 30 minutes to cook.
What you’ll need to make the Warm Barley & Caramelized Mushroom Salad:
2 cups pearled barley (5 cups cooked)
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 pounds mixed mushrooms, stemmed and cut into bite-size pieces
2 teaspoons chopped sage
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
How to prepare the dish:
In The Pan, boil water, cook the barley until tender, about 30 minutes. Drain and transfer to a large bowl.
In The Pan, heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Add one-third of the mushrooms and cook over high heat, stirring, until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Transfer to the large bowl. Repeat in 2 more batches with 4 tablespoons of the oil and the remaining mushrooms. Add the sage, lemon juice and the remaining 1/4 cup of oil to the bowl; season with salt and pepper and toss to coat.