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Active time
15 minutes
Total time
1 hour
4-6 servings

1 Tbsp Extra-virgin olive oil

1 medium onion, finely chopped

1 medium carrot, finely chopped

1 stalk celery, finely chopped

⅓ cup loosely packed fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped

2 tsps finely chopped fresh basil

1 clove garlic, minced

1 14 ½ ounce can diced tomatoes (not drained)

4 cups vegetable broth

½ cup farro or barley

1 can (14-19 oz) cannellini beans, rinsed

Freshly ground pepper to taste

2 Tbsp freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

  1. Heat oil in a 4 to 6 quart Dutch oven or soup pot over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrot, celery, parsley, basil and garlic; cook, stirring often, until the onion and carrot begin to soften, 3 to 4 minutes. Add tomatoes and broth; increase heat to high and bring to a boil. Add farro (or barley) and beans. Season with pepper.
  2. When the soup returns to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the grain is tender, 30 to 35 minutes for farro or 40 to 45 minutes for barley. Sprinkle each serving with cheese.

Recipe courtesy of Judith Barrett, Eating Well. Visit the Eating Well website for more delicious, healthy recipes. Oldways photo.


Calories: 270
Total Fat: 4.5 g
(Saturated Fat: 1 g)
Sodium: 690 mg
Carbohydrate: 45 g
Fiber: 11 g
Protein: 11 g

Yield: 4-6 servings

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