Barley Soup

January 9, 2013By


2 lg Onions, thinly sliced
      2 tb Vegetable oil
  3 1/2 c  Vegetable stock
  1 1/2 c  Apple cider
    1/3 c  Pearl barley
      2 lg Carrots, diced
      1 ts Thyme
    1/4 ts Dried marjoram
      1    Bay leaf
      2 c  Unpeeled chopped apples
    1/4 c  Fresh parsley, minced
      1 tb Lemon juice
    1/4 ts Salt

  In a small soup pot, saute onions in oil over medium heat for 5 minutes,
  stirring constantly. Reduce heat, cover and cook, stirring frequently for
  10 min.or until onions are browned. Add stock, cider, barley, carrots,
  thyme, marjoram and bay leaf. Cover and cook for one hour or until barley
  is tender.  Add apples, parsley and lemon juice. Cook for 5 minutes or
  until apples are slightly soft. Discard bay leaf and serve.

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