Chard and Pearl Barley Stew

Recipe by dicentra

Vegetarian Times.

Top Review by VegSocialWorker

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!

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.

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