Barley Soup with Greens and Herbs featuring Sicilian

You are here

barley soup green herbs sicilian victoria gourmet recipe

You literally taste the healthiness of the greens, barley and herbs as you eat this soup.  I serve this soup with lots of warm crusty bread. 

Ingredients

2 tablespoons Sicilian Seasoning
8 cups water
8 cups vegetable broth
1 cup barley, rinsed (not quick cook)
2 tablespoon olive oil
3 medium onions, minced
1 bunch kale, chopped
1 bunch chard, chopped
5 ounces spinach, chopped
2 bunches scallions, chopped
½ cup fresh dill, chopped
fennel fronds from one bulb, chopped
3 tablespoons mint, chopped
2 tablespoons lemon juice
6-8 ounces feta cheese, crumbled

Recipe Info

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Prep Time: 
20 minutes
Cook Time: 
1 hour
Total Time: 
1 hour 20 minutes
Serving size: 
8

Directions

1. Rinse and strain the barley.
2. In a large stock pot add the water, 2 cups of broth, and barley. Bring to a boil, simmer uncovered for 30 minutes or until just tender.
3. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium-high heat, sauté the onions in olive oil for 5-10 minutes or until golden brown.
4. Stir in the Sicilian seasoning to onions and sauté for 1 minute. Add the onions and the remaining 6 cups of broth to stock pot with the barley. Bring to a boil.
5. Add the kale and chard to stock pot. Simmer for 15 minutes or until the greens are tender.
6. Stir in the spinach, scallions, dill, fennel and mint. Simmer for 5 minutes.
7. Add in the lemon juice and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm with feta cheese.

Comments

Please login to post a comment:

Recipe Tip:
This soup is best when eaten right away as it does not freeze well. 
sicilian seasoning mix herbs italian victoria taylor