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Warm up on a cold winter day with a bowl of this simple and healthful soup. It's rich in fiber, potassium, and magnesium—all of which protect against heart disease. Serve this soup with toasted slices of cheese-topped bâtarde, a small French bread loaf.

Recipe by Oxmoor House March 2010

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Credit: Oxmoor House

Recipe Summary test

prep:
5 mins
cook:
21 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
31 mins
Yield:
8 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine first 5 ingredients in a large Dutch oven. Cover and bring to a boil. Stir in barley; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in spinach, and let stand 5 minutes.

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  • Serve with: Garlic Cheddar Toast

Chef's Notes

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Cooking Light Fresh Food Fast Weeknight Meals

Nutrition Facts

156 calories; fat 2.9g; saturated fat 0.8g; mono fat 1.1g; poly fat 0.6g; protein 15.9g; carbohydrates 17.6g; fiber 3g; cholesterol 29mg; iron 0.8mg; sodium 494mg; calcium 11mg.
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