Oxmoor House
Prep Time
5 Mins
Cook Time
21 Mins
Other Time
5 Mins
8 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)

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.

How to Make It

Step 1

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.

Step 2

Serve with: Garlic Cheddar Toast

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

incremona's Review

April 26, 2011
I served this soup at a jewelry party. Everyone loved it and asked for the recipe! I used a combination of chicken stock, chicken broth and water instead of all chicken broth, kale instead of spinach and regular chicken breast as that is what I had on hand. A very good soup that I will definitely make again. Thanks!