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Tuscan Onion and Barley Soup

Today's recipe: warm and full of flavour, these winter ingredients make for an especially special and quick lunch or dinner. Make extra in advance!

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The warming nature of soup as a general rule makes it the ideal dish for a hearty, fulfilling chilly day.

This Onion and Barley soup recipe makes quick work out of your dinner menu planning. Just whip together these lovely seasonal veggies, along with generous portions of classic barley and your dinner recipe needs can be met in a jiffy. Check with your specialty grocer shops, or online, and see if you can source traditional Tuscan barley, or Orzo as its called locally. This hearty ancient grain is at the heart of many a wonderful healthy regional Italian recipe, and can provide you and your loved ones with all the nutrition and flavorful aromas your hearts desire.

With the exclusion of the Parmesan cheese, you can also make this quick Tuscan soup recipe for any dietary needs. Make it today, and enhance with a drizzle of fresh extra-virgin olive oil, and this quick soup recipe will transport you directly into the heart of Tuscany again!

If you're looking to expand your classic Tuscan first course knowledge, be sure to check out Mamablip's Maltagliati Pasta with Fresh Beans for another genuine Tuscan tradition.  

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30 total time (min)

10 cooking time (min.)


9 ingredients


95 kCal


3 steps to complete the preparation

Ingredients

for 4 servings

Tuscan Onion and Barley Soup Ingredients

  • Vegetable Broth 1.5 liter
  • Red onion 4
  • Barley (pearl) 150 grams
  • Garlic Cloves 2
  • Potatoes 1
  • Bay leaf 1
  • Extra-virgin olive oil as needed
  • Salt and Pepper as needed
  • Parmesan cheese (Grated) as needed

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Preparation

for 4 servings

Step

1

Of 3

Prepare the Soup

Slice the onion and cook with plenty of oil along with garlic and laurel leaf. When the onion begins to color add the potato chopped in small cubes.

Step

2

Of 3

Cook the Soup

Mix and leave over a low flame for a few minutes, then add the broth adding some black pepper and salt. Bring to boil.

Add the barley (soak in water for a couple of minutes before) and leave to boil until ready (around 30 mins).

Step

3

Of 3

Complete and Serve the dish

Serve hot, with grated parmesan cheese and grated black pepper and salt, to taste.

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