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Minestrone Soup with Black Beans & Barley

A yummy vegetarian bean and barley soup with little fat.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Chop onion, garlic, carrot, celery and green pepper into small pieces.
  2. Add to a large pot (set on medium-low) and let cook for about 10 minutes, stirring to keep vegetables from sticking.
  3. After about 10 minutes, add chopped green summer squash and tomatoes and continue cooking for about 10 minutes.
  4. Add chicken stock, 2 cups of water, black beans, and half the spices to vegetable mix and continue cooking (uncovered) for about 20-25 minutes (until the vegetables are tender).
  5. Add barley, remaining spices and remaining water and continue simmering for 10-15 minutes or until cooked to your liking!
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This is a great recipe. Try different beans if you don't like black beans. Resist the temptation to add noodles or meat, they are not needed and only add calories. The barley will keep you full all day. I'll say, the salt is needed, but if you cut that out, you can add soy sauce or hot sauce later to taste.
20 Apr 14 by member: BLAngel

     
 

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Nutrition summary:

There are 99 calories in 1 serving of Minestrone Soup with Black Beans & Barley.
Calorie break-down: 5% fat, 77% carbs, 17% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories
99
 
% Daily Values*
Total Fat
0.58g
1%
Saturated Fat
0.135g
1%
Trans Fat
0g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.246g
Monounsaturated Fat
0.122g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
1200mg
52%
Total Carbohydrate
20.28g
7%
Dietary Fiber
5g
18%
Sugars
3.71g
Protein
4.58g
Vitamin D
-
Calcium
66mg
5%
Iron
1.79mg
10%
Potassium
411mg
9%
Vitamin A
173mcg
19%
Vitamin C
21.4mg
24%
* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
5%
of RDI*
(99 calories)
5% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
 
Carbohydrate (78%)
 
Fat (5%)
 
Protein (17%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories

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