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Spinach and barley soup

(4.00/5 - 1 vote)

Better good and sublime soup to start a beautiful well-filled day.

Ingredients

- Spinach, 1 large bunch, or frozen spinach, 1 cup.
- Onion, medium-sized, 1.
- Canned tomatoes, ½ cup.
- Garlic, 2 cloves.
- Barley, 1 cup.
- Italian seasonings, 1 teaspoon.
- Salt and pepper as per taste.
- Water or chicken broth or vegetable broth, 4 cups.
- Dried parsley and basil, ¼ teaspoon.

Preparation

Step 1

Dice the onion finely and crush the garlic coarsely and keep aside. Wash the spinach thoroughly and chop it into fine pieces.

Step 2

Heat a pot with some olive oil and when the oil is hot, add the chopped onion and garlic and sauté for a few minutes until the onions are well caramelized. Then add the spinach and sauté for a few more minutes until everything is blended.

Step 3

Add the canned tomatoes and cook for a few more minutes and switch off the stove and let it cool. Once cooled, blend the mixture into a smooth puree and add the puree back into the pot.

Step 4

Add 4 cups of water or broth along with the seasonings, dried herbs, salt and pepper as per taste along with 1 cup of barley and cook under medium flame for 15-20 minutes until the barley is cooked.

Step 5

Ladle the soups into bowls and serve hot with any whole grain breads.

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