Mushroom Barley Soup

Mushroom Barley Soup
Pearl barley might take a little longer to cook, but its nutty, hearty flavor and health benefits are well worth it. Get the recipe. Photo: Paul Sirisalee
Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
4 serves


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 pound mushrooms, sliced

  • 4 cups carrots, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced

  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme

  • kosher salt and black pepper

  • 6 cups low-sodium vegetable broth

  • ¾ cup pearl barley

  • 1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley


  1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms, carrots, garlic, thyme, and ¾ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the carrots are tender, 8 to 10 minutes.

  2. Add the vegetable broth and barley. Simmer, partially covered, until the barley is tender, 30 to 35 minutes. Top with the chopped flat-leaf parsley before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

269 Calories
8g Fat
44g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 269
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 622mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 8g
Calcium 75mg 6%
Iron 3mg 17%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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