Total Time
Prep 40 mins
Cook 20 mins

This hearty soup is easy to prepare and tastes great.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook barley in covered pot till soft.
  2. Drain and put barley aside.
  3. Dice, peel and cook potatoes in chicken broth till soft.
  4. Mash till almost smooth.
  5. Add shredded carrot and finely chopped spinach.
  6. Cook till vegetables soften. 5 minutes.
  7. Add cooked barley and stir to mix.
  8. Add butter and cream right before serving.


Most Helpful

We loved this. I doubled the recipe and used escarole rather than spinach. I also diced the carrots rather than shredding. I had never used barley before so I was a little unsure when reading the recipe how to cook it but I followed the directions on the bag. I also needed much more broth than called for to get this to a soup consistency but that just may be a matter of preferance. All in all, a wonderful soup that the whole family and one guest loved. I'll be making this again. Oh, and while its called a winter soup I think its light enough (while being very filling) to be a great warm weather soup as well.

Ilysse January 22, 2008

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