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Vegetable Barley Soup is perfect. healthy comfort food! It's easy to make, healthy and won't derail your clean eating! #Vegetarian and #vegan options
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5 from 1 vote

Vegetable Barley Soup

Course: Soup
Servings: 6 -8 servings
Author: Lauren Kelly

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • ½ chopped onion
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 4 cups water
  • ½ cup pearl barley uncooked
  • 1 cup sliced tomatoes
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 2 cups green beans
  • ½ cup chopped celery
  • 1 15 ounce can navy beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 6 ounces baby spinach
  • shredded Parmesan cheese for topping optional and no longer vegan

Instructions

  • In a large stock pot, place oil, garlic and onion and cook for 3-4 minutes until translucent.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients except the spinach and cook about 34-40 minutes until barley is soft.
  • Stir in spinach and let cook until wilted, about a minute. Remove from heat and top with shredded Parmesan cheese if desired.