Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Hearty Bean & Veggie Soup

This is a great fall or cold weather soup. Warms you right up. We add fresh Kale at the end of the cooking time and let it simmer awhile. Just long enough to cook but still keep the vibrant green coloring.
2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 Garlic cloves, minced
1 Medium onion
1 cup carrots, chopped or diced
1/4 cup celery, diced
Handful of barley, rinsed
4 cups water
1 can each of pinto, black beans, navy and garbanzo beans
(note: Eden Organics uses cans that are bpa-free)
1 cup sweet corn
1 can organic diced tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1 1/2 teaspoons crushed bay leaf
1 teaspoon sea salt
Don't forget to add a bunch of Kale towards the end of cooking time :)

Heat oil in soup pot, saute garlic and onion. Add water, celery, carrot, barley, beans, corn, tomatoes and herbs. Add salt, cover and simmer, add Kale for last 10 min. or so. Enjoy!

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