Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

An easy, healthy recipe. I usually add a cup of cooked barley to the soup and serve with croutons.


  1. Put all ingredients in pot; heat to boiling.
  2. Lower heat to simmer; simmer uncovered for 1 hour.
  3. Pour into blender in batches or use hand blender to purée all. return to stove to heat through.
  4. Stir in barley, if using. May be garnished w/bacon, croutons, sour cream, etc., but good on its own.
Most Helpful

This was nice and easy but tasted like a lot more effort than it really took!

Mimi Bobeck November 24, 2002

Excellent soup. Easy to make, and very tasty. I doubled the recipe and added some diced ham for flavor and some Velotine to thicken it up. An instant favorite.

Mom_x3 February 09, 2003

Great soup. I ate it for three days and still could have more. That's coming from a person who rarely eats the same thing twice. Thank you.

Katanashrp October 15, 2012