A great salad - fresh fresh fresh veggies against a nice chewy, nutty background of the barley. I used jarred pepperoncini peppers which added just the right touch of saltiness/brine. I'd exchange feta for the mozzarella next time. If you like oregano, this salad is for you.
I liked this pretty well. I am not a big oregano fan so I think I'd have liked it even better had I left that out. I would also love to try it with some orange heirloom tomatoes because I'm not a huge tomato fan either. I considered leaving out the mozzarella but it was really important to the flavor so I'm glad I didn't. A quick, easy, no-prep lunch when you make it ahead for the week, and I love recipes like that.
Great spring/summer salad! I used lime instead of lemon, jalapeno instead of pepperocini, reduced fat feta instead of mozzarella and fresh basil. This is a great, healthier alternative to traditional pasta salad. I look forward to eating this for lunch all week!