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Tuscan Bean and Barley Salad (Vegan, Costco Copycat Recipe)

This Costco copycat Tuscan Bean and Barley Salad is a delicious take on the store-bought salad!  Fresh herbs and a pesto dressing lighten this salad into something special.

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I love when I get a prepared salad from a store and think, “Wow, I can make this just as good at home.”  And this salad meets and exceeds the original!  This is a riff off of Costco’s Tuscan Bean Salad with a pesto dressing, but I made this version vegan.  This is a fantastic salad because its both fresh and really filling.

I absolutely love Costco Salads, but don’t always love all the ingredients in them (preservatives, too much sodium, etc). This Bean and Barley salad recipe was right up my alley: it has everything I love!  The version in the store contains cheese, so it’s not vegan, but I made a veganized version below. Costco runs are a real treat for us, we only go when we are in Canada with Brett’s mum. This is a totally recreatable healthy salad you can make anytime, no membership card required.

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This Copycat Costco Bean and Barley Salad is:

  • Bright
  • Herby
  • Crunchy
  • Tangy
  • Healthy
  • Protein-packed
  • Vegan and Vegetarian
  • Gluten Free

I really love using barley in recipes because dried barley is so inexpensive at the store.  And its super easy to prepare when you make it in the rice cooker – and as you can see from my Perfect Quinoa in the Rice Cooker, I really love the hands-off nature of making grains in the rice cooker.

This would also be great to make ahead for a party or a BBQ.  Or a good way to use leftover pesto in a dressing.  The great thing about this recipe is that you can add/substitute any bean or extra salad veggie to the recipe.  Its a bit of a free-form salad, but all comes together with the dressing!

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What’s In This Costco Tuscan Bean Salad Recipe?

For the Pesto Dressing

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How to Make Copycat Costco Tuscan Bean & Barley Salad:

  1. Rinse the dried barley, and add it and the water to the rice cooker.  Cook on ‘Grain’ Mode or ‘High’ for about 45 minutes to an hour, or until the rice cooker auto stops.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the chickpeas, navy beans, parsley, tomato, bell peppers, and chopped onion.  Add the barley to the bowl.
  3. For the dressing, add all dressing ingredients to a blender, and blend on high until smooth.  Taste and add additional salt or pepper if needed.
  4. Pour dressing over salad, and stir to combine.
  5. Store in an airtight container, and eat within 5 days.

Get the Same Ingredients I Use for My Costco Tuscan Bean and Barley Salad

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Costco Tuscan Bean and Barley Salad

The Herbeevore
This Costco copycat Tuscan Bean Salad is a delicious take on the store-bought salad!  Fresh herbs and a pesto dressing lighten this salad into something special. This salad is bright, fresh, and vegan - a perfect summer salad for your next party, potluck, or BBQ.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8
Calories 216 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the Salad

For the Pesto Dressing

Instructions
 

  • Rinse the dried barley, and add it and the water to the rice cooker.  Cook on ‘Grain’ Mode or ‘High’ for about 45 minutes to an hour, or until the rice cooker auto stops.
  • In a large bowl, combine the chickpeas, navy beans, parsley, tomato, bell peppers, and chopped onion.  Add the barley to the bowl.
  • For the dressing, add all dressing ingredients to a blender, and blend on high until smooth.  Taste and add additional salt or pepper if needed.
  • Pour dressing over salad, and stir to combine.
  • Store in an airtight container, and eat within 5 days.

Notes

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Nutrition

Calories: 216kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 4gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gSodium: 883mgPotassium: 221mgFiber: 5gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 1027IUVitamin C: 31mgCalcium: 27mgIron: 1mg
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