Turkish Barley and Buttermilk (Or Yogurt) Soup

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

From Frances Moore Lappe's "Diet for a Small Planet". She says that she once demonstrated this and the moderator could not stop eating it for the entire program. About as simple as it gets.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a heavy pot and saute onions until translucent.
  2. Add barley and saute, stirring lightly, until translucent and slightly toasty-smelling.
  3. When onion is well browned, add stock and cook until barley is well done, 45 minutes to an hour (or 25 minutes in a pressure cooker).
  4. Remove from heat, let cool a bit, and slowly add buttermilk and more stock to thin it if necessary. Sprinkle in dill and add butter or margarine.