TOMATO SOUP WITH BARLEY AND PASTA




TOMATO SOUP WITH BARLEY AND PASTA
I made this soup for lunch for myself as my husband was away on a business trip. I wanted something spicy and filling in one pot. The time taken to make this soup was less than 15 minutes. I just sautéed the veggies and added the barley and whole wheat pasta in the end. It turned out pretty good. I did save some of this soup my husband and he too loved this soup.

INGREDIENTS:
1. Canned tomatoes, 1 medium-sized can.
2. Red onion, medium-size, 1.
3. Baby spinach leaves, 1 cup.
4. Fresh basil, a handful
5. Dried oregano, 1 teaspoon.
6. Chili powder, ½ teaspoon.
7. Garlic, 3 cloves.
8. Italian seasoning, 1 teaspoon.
9. Barley, ¼ cup.
10. Any whole-grain pasta, ½ cup.
11. Water or broth, 4 cups.
12. Salt and pepper as per taste.

PREPARATION:
Dice the onion finely and crush the garlic cloves coarsely. Heat some oil in a pot. When the oil is hot enough, put the onions and garlic and sauté for a few minutes. Then add the tomatoes and let everything cook for 2-3 minutes until everything is blended. Add 4 cups of water along with the chili powder, seasoning, oregano, salt, pepper, and barley and let it cook for 10-15 minutes. Once the barley is cooked, add the pasta to the soup and mix well. Let it cook for a few more minutes until the pasta is al-dente. Add the baby spinach leaves and mix everything well and switch off the stove. The heat from the soup will start wilting the spinach. Stir in some torn basil leaves and ladle the soups into serving bowls and serve hot with any crusty bread.

24 comments:

Parita said...

thats very healthy and delicious looking soup

Ammu said...

Wow! very interesting. Adding barley would have enhanced the flavour. Cute entry.

Priya said...

Thats a healthy and filling soup Gita..looks yumm!

Cham said...

That's a filling soup! Love it with barley!

Pooja said...

Sounds interesting gita..pasta in tomato soup..Healthy and yummy one..

Prathibha said...

Healthy,simple and delicious..

Ann said...

Gita..a very lovely and intersting soup there..barely and pasta..what a flavour !!

Priti said...

That's a healthy soup...looks gr8

Smitha said...

I do the same when mY hubby is away. Make something ans dimple so that I don't have much to clean. Nice recipe.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Home made soups cut down on MSG and sodium, gal you have made it very healthier with barley and Pasta!!!

Varsha Vipins said...

healthy n yum soup Gita..I've to try some soup soon..:)

Laavanya said...

Oh that looks so appealing and tasty.

Chitra said...

looks healthy:)

Purva Desai said...

This is one healthy, filling and delicious soup

Vicky Xavier. said...

Very healthy and yummy soup.
I love barley for its fiber content. (5 times that of oats).Great recipe.
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AnuSriram said...

Yummy soup. Comforting and Healthy!

n33ma said...

delish and healthy.good click!

ARUNA said...

this surely is a healthy soup!!!!Adding barley is very new...looks yumm!

Nath said...

I like cooking soup with pasta too, I often use macaroni elbow.
with tomatoes,Healhty and yummy :)

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

wonderful presentation....healthy n yummy soup :)

vidhas said...

Quick , halthy and yummy mal. Surely will try.

Suparna said...

Hi Gita,
you've made the soup so healthy and tempting that anyone would want to try it. Good snap. Happy cooking :)
TC

Happy cook said...

I have never used barley at all and this soup looks really yumm, i love soups with pasta in them.

Subhie Arun said...

thats healthy n nutritious looking ssoup,,,,neva tried before..thx for sharing