This grain is loaded with fiber (3 grams per 1/2 cup cooked), but remember that barley is known for soaking up liquid, so add tosoup only at serving time.

Sandy Gluck


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Instructions Checklist
  • Boil barley in a large pot of water until tender but still chewy (40 minutes). Drain.

  • Meanwhile, in large pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add zucchini and garlic; cook until zucchini begins to soften (2 minutes). Add tomatoes, broth, salt, and 1/2 cup basil; bring to a boil. Boil until the tomatoes have softened (7 minutes).

  • Divide the soup among 4 bowls. Add barley and remaining 1/4 cup basil; top with Parmesan, and serve.

Nutrition Facts

177 calories; fat 5.1g; saturated fat 1.2g; mono fat 2.8g; poly fat 0.7g; protein 7g; carbohydrates 27g; fiber 6g; cholesterol 3mg; iron 2mg; sodium 420mg; calcium 82mg.