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How to Cook Kimberly’s Vegetable Barley Soup


vegetablesoup.JPGDelicious, nutritious and meatless! Some nights, I just cannot eat any more meat during the week…This is the perfect recipe for a cold day! Very satisfying because of the barley and beans, which makes a complete protein. ~ Kimberly Edwards ;D

Type: Soup
Serve With: Fresh, crusty bread
Prep Time: ~ 15 min
Cook Time: ~ 45 min
Yield: 1 large stock pot full

* I use organic ingredients for this recipe…

Ingredients:
3 large Carrots – Sliced
1 large Onion – Chopped
3 stalks Celery – Sliced
1 bunch Green Onions – Chopped
1 zucchini – Diced
1 large Beet – I use the greens as well.
2 cloves Garlic – Finely chopped
~ 6-8 Mushrooms – I prefer crimini.
1 cup Whole Kernel Corn – Frozen is fine.
1 large Tomato – Diced
~ 15 Green Beans – Roughly chopped
6 Brussel Sprouts – Quartered
2 Bay Leaves
3 whole Cloves
1 1/2 cups Romano Beans – Cooked or canned are fine.
1 cup Barley – Uncooked
2 tbsp Olive Oil
1 cup Red Wine
1 L Stock – I use Vegetable Stock, but you may use chicken or beef broth if desired.
3 cups Water
Freshly Cracked Black Pepper – To taste
Sea Salt – To taste

Instructions:
1. In a large stock pot, sautee uncooked barley, carrots, onions, celery, beets, green beans, cloves and bay leaves in olive oil for 5 min stirring frequently.

2. Add zucchini, mushrooms, garlic and green onions for an additional 5 min stirring frequently.

3. Add red wine, tomato, corn, Brussel sprouts and stir frequently for an additional 5 min.

4. Add stock and water and bring to a simmer for approximately 25 min stirring occasionally.

5. Add Romano beans and season with sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste, and allow to simmer for 5 more minutes.

6. Serve with fresh, crusty bread and Enjoy!

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This is just what I needed tonight…It is hearty, but clean to eat! A great meatless soup!

I hope you enjoy today’s installment of Cooking With Kimberly! Until next time…

Eat Deliciously,

Kimberly Edwards ;D

P.S. For more great soup recipes, check out this great book:

125 Best Soup Recipes

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Author: Kimberly Turner

Kimberly Turner is the web-chef behind CookingWithKimberly.com. Food writer, food consultant and general lover of the delicious treats on our planet, Kimberly brings you hearty content, delicious offerings, fun antics, and some down-home cooked love with her mom making cameos. Internet entrepreneur and marketer, International model, and Editor-in-Chief of a number of online publications. Be a Champion in Your Kitchen & Eat Deliciously!

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