Vegetarian Barley-Vegetable Soup Recipe
2 each Med Onions, peeled & diced
2 each Lg Carrots, scraped & diced
2 each Stalks Celery, chopped
3 tablespoon Butter or margarine
1 can Tomatoes, chopped-1 lb 12 oz
8 cup Water
1 teaspoon Dried Basil
1/2 teaspoon Dried Thyme
2 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Pepper
1 cup Pearl Barley
2 cup Frozen green beans or peas *
1 tablespoon Chopped fresh Dill
* (cut up up the frozen green beans or green peas to make 2 cups)
Saute onions, carrots, and celery in heated butter or margarine in a
large kettle for 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, water, basil, thyme, salt,
and pepper. Bring to a boil. Stir in barley and lower heat. Cook
slowly, covered, 1 1/2 hours, until barley is tender. Stir in beans
or peas during last 10 mins. of cooking. Remove from heat and stir
Serves 10-12. Good for informal lunch or supper.
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