Hearty Vegetable & Barley Soup
By Ro Morse
PADUCAH - Banks Market Recipe of the Week - Serves 8-10

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium sweet onion, coarsely chopped
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 stalks celery, sliced
2 large carrots, sliced
1 cup fresh or frozen brussel sprouts, cut in half
1 can black beans, drained & rinsed
1 ear fresh corn, scraped
1/3 cup hulled barley
8 cups chicken (or vegetable) broth
Ground black pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasonings
1 hand-full baby spinach
1 tablespoon freshly snipped parsley
3/4 cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese

In a large heavy stock pot, turn heat up to medium high and add olive oil, onion and garlic. Stir and cook a few minutes and add remaining veggies, barley, broth & seasonings. Stir, bring to a low bubbling boil and then reduce to a simmer. Cook for 30-45 minutes. Add spinach and cook another 10-15 minutes. Top with fresh parsley and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese. Serve with your favorite cornbread or a piece of French bread.

This recipe freezes well. Once it cools, I like to put 1-2 servings in individual containers and freeze . . . great treat for a fast yummy meal when you don't have time to chop and cook. 

This recipe is shared December 2-6, 2019
on Bristol Broadcasting, Company's radio stations:
NewsTALK 94.3 FM, AM 570 WKYX, AM 1560 WPAD,
AM 1450 WDXR and AM 1320 WNGO.
Ro's recipes are sponsored by Banks Market
on Lone Oak Road in Paducah, KY.
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Published 05:33 AM, Monday Dec. 02, 2019
Updated 05:34 AM, Monday Dec. 02, 2019



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