Barley, Tuna and Mozzarella Salad

4 from 1 vote

Boost your traditional salads with barley!

Add barley to your diet and you’ll be amazed at how it boosts the fiber content of your recipes! Not only is barley nutritious, it’s also versatile. In this recipe, we put together some tasty Mediterranean ingredients that emphasize the very best warm weather flavors of the region. Without having to cook anything but the barley, you’ll have a blast with this tasty, healthy salad!

4 from 1 vote

Barley, Tuna and Mozzarella Salad

Easy to make and super tasty, this salad is rich in vitamins and minerals your body will love.
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Yield 8 people
Serving Size 0.75 cup
Course Dinner, Lunch, Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean


  • 1 cup pearl barley uncooked
  • 1 1/4 cups cherry tomatoes quartered
  • 1/2 cup tuna canned
  • 7 ounces mozzarella balls diced
  • 1/2 cup olives pitted and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 12 basil leaves fresh
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Over medium to high heat, in a medium pot of salted boiling water, put the barley and cook for about 20 minutes or until tender. Rinse, drain and set aside to cool.
  • In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients together carefully so that you don't crush the mozzarella.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 0.75cup | Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 153mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 8
Keywords Diabetic-Friendly, Quick and Easy

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Rowena Dumlao-Giardina

Rowena is a recipe developer and food & travel writer/photographer from Italy with Asian roots. Creating healthy dishes in her own kitchen is priority. She believes there is nothing more satisfying than knowing that her family is eating natural & nutritious meals.

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