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This was a very tasty soup, simple and fast to make. I love barley so this recipe caught my eye. I followed the recipe to the letter and I really enjoyed the soup. Thanks for the recipe, PetitFour!!
Delicious, hearty and filling... The fresh rosemary really makes this dish stand out! Full of veggies and lots of fiber; it tastes far less healthy than it really is, LOL! Edited to correct stars (don't know how that happened!) and say that this soup gets better with each day it sits in the fridge!
This soup was very good, though my husband and I both thought it could use a little more barley (and more broth to compensate, of course). We substituted cayenne pepper for the red pepper flakes, and added about a 1/2 cup of red wine for a little more body.
M'm! M'm! Good! I followed the suggestions of some of the other reviewers and added extra barley (we love it) and broth (probably about 2/3 to 1/2 a cup more barley and 3+ more cups broth). Terr-ific. I love how healthy and hearty it is and that I always have all these ingredients on-hand. Nice and thick and, as Tracy K said "it tastes far less healthy than it really is." Admittedly, I did not use fresh rosemary but it was still great. The parmesean really makes the dish- I like it with lots! Thank you for posting; this is a great recipe.
This soup was very good, I do agree it needs a little more barley and broth. I will make it again, Thanks
This is a marvelous basic recipe that is fine the way it is. i have tried most of the suggested variations and all have their merits, mostly just for variety. My strongest comment? Fool your dh and dks who still think they dont really like "soup" by making it more stewlike, but little less broth and trick of adding pureed cannellini or almost any white bean to thicken. Also, it is SO GOOD as leftovers, always always make more than double, it says it serves 4, but not not at my house!!! thanks so much for sharing recipe, and helpful comments :)
I love this recipe! My favorite way to make it is to add a tin of crushed Italian tomatoes to the mix. I also add whatever vegetables I have on hand, such as frozen peas or beans, and compensate with some water or extra stock. Always tasty and delicious.
This is excellent. The only thing I did was add my own chicken and broth. Will be making thing again and again
Very good soup. I love barley but have been looking for ways to use quinoa. Instead of using barley in this recipe, I used 1/2 cup quinoa, lightly toasted. It cooks much faster than barley so I eliminated the first 30 minutes of cooking time.
We really enjoyed this soup! It was easy and yummy. I also added more broth and barley. My hubby really liked it! Thanks so much for sharing!! :O)