Hulled Barley Vegetable Soup

Try this low-fat, fiber-filled soup packed with fresh produce.

soup with barley

Updated on March 20, 2023.

Whether to warm you up on a cold night or as a way to take advantage of fresh produce, this filling, fiber-filled soup is easy to prepare and makes for a great day-after lunch option. 

Ingredients

1 cup onions, chopped
1 cup carrots, chopped
1 cup celery, chopped
1 rosemary twig
1 clove garlic, finely sliced
3/4 cup hulled barley
4 cups low sodium vegetable broth
1 can crushed tomatoes (28 oz)
1 can beans, drained and rinsed (15 oz)
2 cups kale, roughly chopped
Grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • In a pot, sauté onions, carrots, and celery with extra virgin olive oil on medium-high heat for 10 minutes. Add the rosemary, garlic, and barley and continue cooking for about 3 more minutes.
  • Stir in the broth and bring to a boil. Once boiling, cover the pot, reduce heat, and simmer on low for about 1 hour.
  • Add in the tomatoes and beans and cook another 15 minutes or longer, until the barley is soft. If using kale, stir it in the last 5 minutes of cooking. Serve topped with grated Parmesan.

Yield: 8 servings
Calories per serving: 102

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