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Barley Mushroom Soup
The crimini mushrooms and tawny port gives this Barley Mushroom Soup extra flavor. This soup is a great way to enjoy the health benefits of barley.
Barley Mushroom Soup Prep and Cook Time: Prep time: 20 min; Cook time: 55 min

  • 1/2 cup pearl barley
  • 1 medium onion, chopped fine
  • 3 medium cloves garlic, pressed or finely chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and diced in 1/4-inch cubes
  • 2 1/2 cups crimini mushrooms, cut in half and sliced
  • 1/2 cup Tawny port
  • 1 TBS + 6 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 TBS chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 TBS chopped fresh thyme (or 1 tsp dried thyme)
  • 1/2 TBS chopped fresh sage (or 1/2 tsp dried sage)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Rinse and soak barley in 1 cup of warm water while preparing rest of ingredients.
  2. Heat 1 TBS broth in a medium soup pot. Healthy Sauté onion, garlic, and carrots in broth for 5 minutes over medium heat, stirring frequently.
  3. Add mushrooms and continue to sauté for another 3 minutes. Add drained barley and Tawny Port and cook for about 2 minutes.
  4. Add rest of broth and bring soup to a boil on high heat. Once it comes to a boil, reduce heat to medium and simmer for about 40 minutes, or until barley and carrots are tender.
  5. Add herbs, salt, and pepper at the end of cooking and serve.
Serves 4

Nutritional Profile

Barley Mushroom Soup
1.00 serving
(518.14 grams)
Calories: 230





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Barley Mushroom Soup
1.00 serving
518.14 grams
Calories: 230

World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
copper0.61 mg685.3very good
vitamin B38.50 mg534.2very good
selenium24.79 mcg453.5very good
phosphorus250.78 mg362.8good
vitamin B20.44 mg342.7good
manganese0.57 mg251.9good
protein11.78 g241.8good
vitamin A194.40 mcg RAE221.7good
pantothenic acid1.02 mg201.6good
vitamin K18.05 mcg201.6good
fiber5.61 g201.6good
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
excellent DRI/DV>=75% OR
Density>=7.6 AND DRI/DV>=10%
very good DRI/DV>=50% OR
Density>=3.4 AND DRI/DV>=5%
good DRI/DV>=25% OR
Density>=1.5 AND DRI/DV>=2.5%

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