I admit I was a little skeptical at first but I made it and everyone enjoyed it. Very fragrant. I will be making this again.
I can’t eat tomatoes so I just added another can of white beans. I mashed one and left the other whole. Was delicious! I had to cook my barley longer but I’ll make this again and again!
This was even more delicious than I expected. The only departure I made from the recipe was that I used 4 cups rather than 6 cups of broth. This way it is more of a stew. It is also unusually easy and quick to make given how much complex flavor is achieved.
Made it exactly as described and it was delicious.
This is a good hearty recipe. I didn't change a thing and it was great!
Hearty bean soup Very good. Made a nice hearty winter stoop as it was pretty thick. I love soups and this is a keeper.
Filling and Hearty! This soup was so good! Came together quick and easy and smelled wonderful while cooking. The mashed beans and Parmesan cheese thickened it up nicely, great great soup....will be making this again for the chilly winter! Pros: Handy ingredients Cons: none!
Filling and Hearty!This soup was so good! Came together quick and easy and smelled wonderful while cooking. The mashed beans and Parmesan cheese thickened it up nicely, great great soup....will be making this again for the chilly winter!Pros: Handy ingredientsCons: none!
Quick, healthy and YUMMY! I made this sup just now and it is really great! Few changes I made: I used cup or so of leftover cooked brown rice so omitted a couple steps there; added one small finely diced jalapeno (ribs and seeds removed) when I added the garlic; used one box low-sodium vegetable stock, no other liquids other than the juice in the fire-roasted diced tomatoes; did not mash the beans so less liquid was necessary. One tip though - coarsely chop your spinach or it will be kinda stringy - not fun. Next time, I will use chopped kale for more flavor and substance, and also quinoa instead of barley for the health benefits and added protein and chew texture. LOVE IT! Pros: Quick, easy, very very tasty with my modifications! Cons: None!
Tasty and Easy This made a lot. Hubby and I had a bowl and there were 6 lunch containers leftover! When I make this again I will use kale instead of spinach. I prefer spinach less wilted, so kale would be better, I think. I also will substitute quinoa for the barley, just for the nutrition. My only criticism is that it will leave a half box of stock, which doesn't keep long once open. To avoid that I used one box of stock and 2 cups of water. It was still very good. Pros: tasty, easy, big servings, healthy Cons: 1.5 boxes of veggie stock
Best Bean Soup This soup was way over the top. I was wary of the amount of onion and garlic but don't skimp on those. The fennel really worked to add flavor too. Hubby said this is a keeper and that's a real compliment from him. I paired this with the open face tuna melts. Made a delicious meal although we agreed the soup was so filling we didn't need the sandwich. Pros: Fast and Easy
Winter vegetable delight! I made this soup tonight but substituted swiss chard for the spinach because that is what I had on hand. Also did not have fire roasted tomatoes so I used regular ones. It was great and very filling. I think you could probably use Kale, or any other greens you have on hand. I especially appreciate that it is low sodium. Hard to find good soup recipes that don't use tons of salt. Pros: Easy and Flexible recipe Cons: none