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Vegetarian Barley Soup

Prep time:
10 minutes 
Cooking time:
45 minutes 
Total time:
55 minutes 
Ease of prep:
Easy 
Makes 4 Servings
 
Portion size:
1 1/4 cups 

x 4 servings

Nutrition Per Serving

Calories:
120.0 
Carbohydrates:
19.0g
Protein:
8.0g
Fat:
2.0g
Cholesterol:
0.0mg
Sodium:
330.0mg

Food Choices

Starch:
1.0 
Vegetable:
2.0 
Fruit:
0.0 
Protein:
0.0 
Fat:
0.0 
Milk:
0.0 
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For a hearty but reduced-fat soup, try our Vegetarian Barley Soup recipe. Simmer vegetables and fresh herbs in a low-fat vegetable broth with pearl barley. Only 120 calories per serving.

Ingredients

  • 1/2   cup  onions, chopped
  • 1/4   cup  celery, chopped
  • 1   Tbsp  fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1/2   tsp  chopped garlic
  • 3 1/2   cup(s)  vegetable broth
  • 1 1/2   cup(s)  canned diced tomatoes, with liquid
  • 1/2   cup  carrots, sliced
  • 1/4   cup  pearl barley
  • 1/4   tsp  ground black pepper
  • 1/4   tsp  dried oregano
  • 1/4   tsp  dried thyme
  • 1   bay leaf
  • 2   cup(s)  chopped mushrooms, about 6 ounces

Directions

  1. Coat the bottom of a large Dutch oven or pot with cooking spray and place over medium-high heat until hot. Add the onions, celery, parsley, and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, 4 minutes.
  2. Add the broth, tomatoes, carrots, barley, salt, pepper, oregano, thyme, and bay leaf and bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Cover the pot and simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir in the mushrooms and simmer, uncovered, 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Remove and discard the bay leaf. Ladle the soup into 4 bowls.

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