Hearty Bean & Barley with Pasta Soup

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 130.7
  • Total Fat: 2.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 734.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 23.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.8 g
  • Protein: 3.4 g

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Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    1 Tbs. olive oil
    2 large carrots, chopped (about 1 cup)
    2 stalks celery, sliced (about 1 cup)
    1 medium onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
    3.5 cups vegetable broth
    1 (15 oz.) can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
    1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes
    .25 cup uncooked pearl barley
    2 cups firmly packed chopped fresh spinach leaves
    Ground black pepper, to taste
    .5 lbs. Rotini pasta (optional)

Directions

Heat the oil in a 4-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add the carrots, celery and onion. Cook and stir until vegetables are tender.

Stir in the broth, beans, tomatoes and barley. Heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for 30 minutes or until the barley is done.

Stir in the spinach and season to taste with black pepper. Cook until the spinach is tender.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user RAGGEDYDOG.

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