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Delicious and healthy Tuscan Barley Soup - full of vegetables and low-fat turkey sausages, it's very easy to make and ready within 60 minutes.
TUSCAN BARLEY SOUP WITH TURKEY SAUSAGES
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 

Delicious and healthy Tuscan Barley Soup - full of vegetables and low-fat turkey sausages, it's very easy to make and ready within 60 minutes.

Course: Soup
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 547 kcal
Ingredients
  • 10 cups chicken stock (or broth)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1 cup cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup green beans, cut into 1-inch long pieces
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach leaves or chopped kale
  • 1 cup turkey sausages, cooked and sliced
  • 1 cup pearl barley (white rice for the paleo/gluten-free option)
  • 1 tbsp dried Italian spice mix (or dried basil/oregano)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped (for topping)
Instructions
  1. Heat 2 tbsp olive in a large pot.

  2. Heat 2 tbsp olive in a large pot.2. Slice turkey sausages and roast the slices on both sides over medium heat, until thoroughly cooked. About 8-10 minutes. You can remove the skin, although this is completely optional. Set aside.

  3. In the same pot, roast barley (or white rice) for 4-5 minutes over medium heat, constantly stirring

  4. Add onion, celery, cabbage, carrots and allow to sweat for 5 minutes, constantly stirring

  5. Add the rest of the ingredients and bring to a boil.

  6. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 30 minutes or until barley (or white rice) is tender.

  7. Serve with fresh chopped parsley on top.

Nutrition Facts
TUSCAN BARLEY SOUP WITH TURKEY SAUSAGES
Amount Per Serving
Calories 547 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 39mg 13%
Sodium 1078mg 45%
Potassium 1241mg 35%
Total Carbohydrates 71g 24%
Dietary Fiber 11g 44%
Sugars 15g
Protein 27g 54%
Vitamin A 124.4%
Vitamin C 28.9%
Calcium 10.9%
Iron 22.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.