Bean-and-Barley Soup

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Smoked turkey sausage adds considerable flavor to this healthy, high-fiber soup.

6 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)


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1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped carrot
1/2 cup chopped celery
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup uncooked pearl barley
1/4 pound smoked turkey sausage, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
2 cups frozen baby lima beans
1 3/4 cups water
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 (14 1/4-ounce) cans fat-free chicken broth
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce


Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrot, celery, and garlic; sauté 5 minutes. Add barley and sausage; sauté 4 minutes. Add beans, water, pepper, broth, and tomatoes; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 45 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in hot sauce.

Created date

June 2004

Nutritional Information

Calories 228
Caloriesfromfat 26 %
Fat 6.7 g
Satfat 1.6 g
Monofat 3.3 g
Polyfat 1.3 g
Protein 13.4 g
Carbohydrate 29.5 g
Fiber 4.9 g
Cholesterol 16 mg
Iron 2.4 mg
Sodium 423 mg
Calcium 78 mg