Kale Barley Soup

This flavorful Kale Barley Soup Recipe only takes a total of 30 minutes before you can dive in.

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10 cups
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
30 min


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 4 carrots, peeled, halved lengthwise 
and sliced into half-moons
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 plum tomato, chopped
  • 2 cups cooked barley
  • 1 tsp ground cumin (TRY: Simply Organic Ground Cumin)
  • 1/4 tsp ground turmeric (TRY: Simply Organic Ground Turmeric)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper (TRY: Simply Organic Ground Black Pepper)
  • 1 bunch kale, tough stems removed and leaves chopped (about 6 cups)


  1. In a large stockpot, heat oil on medium. Add onion and sauté, stirring occasionally, for about 3 minutes, until translucent. Add carrots and sauté until soft, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, tomato, barley, cumin, turmeric, salt and pepper; stir to combine. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add 4 cups water, cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Add kale and simmer until kale turns bright green, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 cup
  • Calories 110
  • Carbohydrate Content 21 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 2.5 g
  • Fiber Content 5 g
  • Protein Content 3 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Sodium Content 85 mg
  • Sugar Content 2 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 0 g

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