Hearty Kale, Butternut, Barley Soup
Recipe type: Main, Soup
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 4
A hearty, healthy filling barley soup made with diced butternut squash and chopped kale.
  • 1 Tbsp. oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • ½ cup pearl barley
  • 6-8 cups vegetable (or chicken stock)
  • 2 cups cubed butternut squash (about ½")
  • 3-4 large kale leaves, ribs removed and roughly chopped
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Heat oil in a 3 quart pot. Add onion and cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until onions softens and starts to turn golden. Add the barley, stir constantly and cook until golden brown. Add the stock, cover, and lower heat to a low simmer. Cook for about 20-25 minutes. Remove lid and add the butternut squash. Continue simmering for another 10-15 minutes, or until the squash is just barely tender. Add the kale and cook for a few minutes more. Ladle into bowls and serve piping hot.
Recipe by Cafe Johnsonia at https://cafejohnsonia.com/2012/10/hearty-kale-butternut-barley-soup.html