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Barley Minestrone With Pesto

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“A nice, hearty soup with barley, veggies and some basil/garlic pesto. You can vary the vegetables as you wish. This soup would be delicious with some crusty bread and a salad. Prep time does not include soaking time for barley.”
READY IN:
1hr 15mins
SERVES:
4
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Place the barley in a pan, cover with cold water, and bring to a boil. Cook for 25-30 minutes until tender; then drain.
  2. In a large pot, combine all vegetables with the stock and bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 15 minutes until the vegetables are just tender.
  3. To make pesto, place the basil and garlic in a blender; add 1/2 cup of the vegetable cooking liquid and blitz to a smooth puree.
  4. Add the puree to the soup, stir until combined, then add the cooked barley. Season with black pepper and serve.

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