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Bean and Barley Soup

Bean & Barley Soup


1 Tablespoon Vegetable oil
1 small Onion, chopped
1 stalk Celery, chopped
½ cup Pot barley
4 cups Water
1 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Basil
1 teaspoon Oregano
2 teaspoons Garlic powder
1 teaspoon Thyme
½ teaspoon Black pepper
1 can (398 mL) Mixed vegetables, drained
1 can (398 mL) Diced tomatoes
1 can (540 mL) White beans, drained and rinsed


  1. Add oil, onion and celery to a large pot over medium heat. Cook until onion and celery are soft, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add pot barley, water, salt, basil, oregano, garlic powder, thyme and black pepper. Increase heat to high and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 30 minutes with lid on, until barley is soft.
  3. Add mixed vegetables, diced tomatoes and white beans to pot. Stir together. Simmer on medium-high heat for 5 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

Serves 6

– Try adding ground beef, turkey or chicken.