Pomegranate Barley Salad/Cereal

This is a strange, but tasty dish that can be eaten cold as a salad or warmed as a cereal.
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 8



  • 1 cup dry barley
  • 1 pomegranate
  • 1 cup semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • honey or maple syrup optional
  • 1 tsp salt


  • Cook 1 cup of dry barley according to instructions (with salt added to the water)
  • Remove seeds from pomegranate
  • add pomegranate seeds, chocolate chips, and walnuts to a large mixing bowl
  • When barley is cooked, spread on a cookie sheet to cool. Once cool, add to mixing bowl
  • Chill
  • Serve chilled as a salad or warm as a cereal. Stir in maple syrup or honey for added sweetness.