7 January 2010

Tomato Barley Soup

Tomato Barley Soup

Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 40 Minutes

Ready In: 1 Hour
Servings: 6
"Onions, celery, carrots and garlic are cooked with tomatoes in this chicken broth based soup with barley."
1 cup chopped onions
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped carrots
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 1/2 cups water

2 tomatoes, diced
1 (14.5 ounce) can peeled and diced
tomatoes with juice
1 (10.75 ounce) can chicken broth (or veggie broth)
1/4 cup uncooked barley
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine the onions, celery, carrots, garlic and oil and saute for 5 to 10 minutes, or until all vegetables are almost tender.
2. Then add the water, fresh tomatoes, canned tomatoes, chicken broth, barley and ground black pepper.
3. Stir thoroughly and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 35 to 40 minutes, or until barley is tender.

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