Chard and Pearl Barley Stew

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 50 mins

Vegetarian Times.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in chard stems, leeks, carrots, celery, and nutmeg. Cook 7 to 9 minutes, or until vegetables release juices but are still brightly colored, stirring often.
  2. Add broth, barley, and 1 1/2 cups water. Cover, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 45 minutes, stirring halfway through. Add lima beans and chard leaves. Simmer 10 minutes more, or until lima beans are tender.


Most Helpful

This is a very wholesome soup and was easy to make. We thought it was a bit bland, however, so we added salt, pepper and other spices and still felt it was missing something. The directions were right on though. Thanks for posting!

VegSocialWorker April 09, 2008

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a