Barley Vegetable Soup

By Donna Green Goodman, MPH

Originally posted on the Message magazine website



  1. Pour a small amount of oil into a large soup pot.
  2. Add onion, celery, garlic, bell pepper and carrots.
  3. Sauté for 3-5 minutes.
  4. Add other ingredients stirring well.
  5. Add 4 cups of water.
  6. Season to taste with Chicken style seasoning and herbs.
  7. Let simmer a few minutes.
  8. Add 2-4 cups more water, bring to boil.
  9. Lower heat and simmer about 30 minutes until ingredients are tender.
  10. Add more water if necessary.
  11. Adjust seasonings to taste.