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best barley soup

Recipe by
sylvia bourque
Moncton, NB

This recipe is low in fat, straight from the Looneyspoons cookbook.

yield 6 servings
prep time 15 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For best barley soup

  • 2 tsp
    canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 lb
    boneless, skinless turkey or chicken breasts, cut in cubes
  • 1 1/2 c
    chopped celery and chopped carrots
  • 1 c
    chopped onions
  • 4 c
    low-sodium, reduced fat chicken broth
  • 1 can
    tomatoes undrained, and cut up (28 oz)
  • 1/3 c
    pearl barley, uncooked
  • 3/4 tsp
    dried marjoram
  • 1/2 tsp
    each ground thyme, ground sage, salt and black pepper
  • 1/4 c
    chopped fresh parsley

How To Make best barley soup

  • 1
    Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add turkey cubes and cook until no longer pink.
  • 2
    Add all remaining ingredients. Mix well. Bring soup to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 30-35 minutes, until turkey and barley are tender.