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...

Barley Mandarin Salad

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Snappy Grains Mandarin Salad

  • 1¼ cup vegetable stock
  • 1 cup Snappy Grains
  • 1 tbsp olive or canola oil
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup celery, diced
  • ¼ cup green onion, sliced
  • 13 cup olive or canola oil
  • 2 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 3 mandarin oranges, sectioned
  • ½ cup almonds, slivered
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • Pinch of salt


1. In a large saucepan, bring stock to a boil. Add Snappy Grains and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

2. Sauté mushrooms on oil until tender, and let cool.

3. In a bowl, combine barley, mushrooms, celery and onions.

4. In a separate container, combine oil. Vinegar, soy sauce and salt; mix well. Pour over barley mixture and stir to coat. Stir in almonds.

5. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight. Gently stir in cranberries and orange pieces.

Serves: 6 – 8

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.