, stems removed, cut into strips
, seeded and sliced into half moons
coarsely chopped pickled
1 1/2 tsp
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add barley. Cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 22 to 25 min. Add mushrooms to barley during the last min of cooking. Drain and rinse under cold running water. Pat dry with a kitchen towel and place mixture in a large bowl. Stir salmon, cucumber and pickled ginger.
Whisk vinegar with sugar, sesame oil and salt in a bowl. Drizzle over barley mixture and stir until combined. Snip nori into 1-in. strips. Stir two-thirds into barley mixture and scatter remainder overtop. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Nutrition (per serving)
Toast sesame seeds in a dry pan over medium for about 5 min.