Tomato-Vegetable Barley Soup

Tomato-Vegetable Barley Soup

Ingredients:

2 garlic cloves, minced
1 medium onion, finely diced
1 cup celery, finely diced
6 cups water
2 cups potatoes, finely diced
½ cup pearl barley
2 cups carrots, coarsely grated
½ teaspoon basil, crushed
½ teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon parsley flakes
2 tablespoons “chicken-like” seasoning
1 24-ounce can tomato sauce
Salt to taste

Directions:

1. In a large pot, sauté garlic, onions, and celery in a little water or olive oil until soft.
2. Add water, potatoes, and barley. Simmer for 20 minutes.
3. Add remaining ingredients. Simmer for 10 more minutes.

Nutritional Information:

Per serving: 54 calories; 0 grams fat; 286 milligrams sodium; 3 grams sugar

Darlene Blaney is president and founder of Total Health School of Nutrition; author and coauthor of numerous cookbooks, including The Optimal Diet and Good Nutrition for Life (available at www.AdventistBookCenter.com).