Think barley is just for soup? While it is awesome in soup, today’s barley can be used for every meal. We encourage you to try it in your breakfast, lunch and dinner dishes...and even dessert! We suspect you’ll fall in love with this flexible and nutrition-packed ancient grain.

Snappy Grains quick-cooking barley cooks up in just 10 minutes, thanks to our unique process! It has a neutral taste and will absorb any spice or flavor that it is cooked in. This ancient grain is a great alternative to rice, potatoes and pasta, plus adds a greater health profile to your meals.

Quick and easy barley recipes ready in minutes...

Snappy Grains Tabouleh Salad

Image of a little nutty breakfast delight

Recipe created by Liana Robberecht, Executive Chef, WinSport, Calgary, Alberta. Chef Liana says: "You can make this in a snap!"

  • 1 ¼ cups vegetable stock
  • 1 cup Snappy Grains
  • ¾ cup green onions, sliced
  • ¾ cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • ¾ cup fresh mint, chopped
  • 1 cup tomatoes, diced
  • ½ cup cucumbers, cubed
  • 13 cup canola oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 ½ tsp oregano leaves
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • *you may also add goat or feta cheese to taste


1. Bring stock to boil in a small sauce pan. Stir in Snappy Grains, reduce heat, cover tightly and simmer for 10 – 12 minutes.

2. Remove from heat, let cool, and chill in a refrigerator.

3. Mix together all other ingredients, until well incorporated.

4. Once barley is chilled, add barley to mixture and mix well.

5. Refrigerate for one hour prior to serving.

Tabouleh wrap:
Place 3 to 4 tbsp of tabouleh on a flour tortilla and wrap tightly. Prepare wrap no more than 3 hours prior to serving – otherwise, water may leech out of tabouleh and make the tortilla mushy.

Serves 6

A word about storing Snappy Grains quick-cooking barley...

Like most barley, our products have a long shelf life. To always enjoy Snappy Grains barley products at their peak, keep them away from the enemies of whole grains: air, moisture, heat and light. Once opened, squeeze the air out of the re-sealable product pouch before storing your Snappy Grains barley. For optimum quality, store our barley in the refrigerator for up to 6 months, or in the freezer up to 1 year.