Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

Great easy dish that everyone loves.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Generously coat a large heavy pot with spray oil and place over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the onions and fennel and saute until tender, 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Add oil and heat until hot.
  4. Add the garlic and bell peppers and saute lightly for 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in barley, thyme, marjoram and broth.
  5. Bring to a boil, immediate reduce heat to low and simmer until the liquid is almost absorbed, stirring occasionally, 40 to 50 minutes or until barley is tender.
  6. Midway through the cooking process, add salt and pepper to taste.
  7. When barley is cooked, add spinach, cheese and basil. Stir to blend and adjust seasonings with salt and pepper, to taste.