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WW Friendly Vegetable Barley Soup

WW Friendly Vegetable Barley Soup Recipe

WW Friendly Vegetable Barley Soup Recipe. A hearty and satisfying soup that’s a fantastic Weight Watchers Friendly lunch, dinner or appetizer.

This quick and easy recipe features simple ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. Just grab some barley, vegetables, and a few basic pantry staples, and you’re good to go.

Whether you’re serving it as a comforting family dinner or preparing it for a group of friends, this dish is sure to please a variety of tastes.

And here’s a tip: you can make a big batch and store leftovers for a quick and easy meal throughout the week.

WW Friendly Vegetable Barley Soup in a white bowl.

Tips and Tricks

Cooking Barley

Rinse the barley under cold water before cooking. This helps remove any excess starch and prevents it from becoming too sticky.

Sautéing Vegetables

Ensure the vegetables are cut uniformly. This ensures even cooking and a consistent texture throughout the dish.

Layering Flavors

Add the garlic and oregano last when sautéing the vegetables. This prevents the garlic from burning and ensures the herbs retain their fresh flavor.

Using Vegetable Broth

Use low-sodium vegetable broth to control the saltiness of the dish. You can always add more salt later if needed.

Adding Tomato Paste

Cook the tomato paste with the vegetables for a couple of minutes before adding the broth. This helps to caramelize the paste and deepen the flavor of the soup.

Simmering for Flavor

Allow the soup to simmer for at least 10-15 minutes after adding the broth and tomato paste. This helps meld all the flavors together and ensures the barley absorbs the broth’s flavor.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the soup with a side of crusty bread or a light salad. The bread is perfect for dipping and adds a nice texture contrast.

Storing Leftovers

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. The soup can also be frozen for up to a month. Reheat gently on the stovetop, adding a splash of broth if needed to adjust the consistency.

Weight Watchers Points


7 Points (2022/2024 Plan)

MyWW Points: 7 Blue Plan and 10 Green Plan

7 WW Freestyle Points and 10 Smart Points

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WW Friendly Vegetable Barley Soup in a white bowl.

WW Friendly Vegetable Barley Soup

Nesting Lane
WW Friendly Vegetable Barley Soup Recipe. A hearty and satisfying soup that's a fantastic addition to any meal.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup barley
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 2 ribs celery sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano chopped
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 3 tablespoon tomato paste

Instructions
 

  • Place 2 cups of water in a saucepan and bring it to a boil.
  • Add barley to the boiling water, then reduce the heat to low and cover the saucepan. Let it simmer for 10 minutes until the barley becomes tender. After that, set it aside.
  • In a large pot, heat some oil over medium-high heat.
  • Stir in the onions, mushrooms, carrots, celery, garlic, and oregano into the pot.
  • Cook these ingredients while stirring occasionally for about 5 minutes until the vegetables become tender.
  • Add the cooked barley to the pot and continue cooking until everything is heated through.

Notes

7 Points (2022/2024 Plan)
MyWW Points: 7 Blue Plan and 10 Green Plan
7 WW Freestyle Points and 10 Smart Points
We are not associated with Weight Watchers/WW in any way. Double check points on their official calculator.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 310kcalCarbohydrates: 53gProtein: 9gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 1412mgPotassium: 685mgFiber: 13gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 5901IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 83mgIron: 3mg
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