Kale Barley Soup (Recipe)

May 27, 2023

Kale Barley Soup (Recipe)


✅ 1 yellow onion

✅ 3-4 cloves garlic

✅ 2 medium carrots

✅ 2 stalks celery

✅ 10 oz. mushrooms (I use cremini)

✅ 1/2 cup pearled barley
✅ 6 cups vegetable broth

✅ 2 tsp. white wine vinegar

✅ 1 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning (or basil, oregano, etc.)

✅ 1-2 cups kale, chopped (or spinach)

✅ Salt/pepper to taste


1️⃣ Prepare veggies: dice onion, carrot, and celery. Slice mushrooms.

2️⃣ In a stockpot over medium-high heat, sauté onion for 7-8 minutes. (I use 3 Tbsp. veggie broth/water for no-oil sauté method, adding more as needed.)

3️⃣ Meanwhile, mince garlic. When onion is translucent, add garlic and Italian seasoning. Stir and sauté 1 minute.

4️⃣ Add carrot, celery, and mushrooms. Stir and sauté 2-3 minutes.

5️⃣ Add 6 cups vegetable broth. Increase heat and bring to a light boil.

6️⃣ Meanwhile, rinse barley. When soup is lightly boiling, add barley. Stir, reduce heat to med-low, cover, and simmer for about 35 minutes or until barley is tender.

7️⃣ Roughly chop kale, large stems removed.

8️⃣ Stir in kale and white wine vinegar during the last couple minutes of cooking. Salt/pepper to taste before serving. (Or garnish with fresh parsley or dill.)


Servings : 4
Ready in : 35 Minutes
Course : Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish
Recipe Type : Italian, Mediterranean
Calories: 159kcal

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