Turkey, Barley, and Vegetable Soup

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319 CALORIES 35g CARBS 7g FAT 32g PROTEIN
5
Freestyle™ SmartPoints™ New!
(5 Old SmartPoints™)
(8 PointsPlus®)
Barley is an often overlooked grain in my opinion. It's hearty, has a great texture, and a bit of a nutty taste that I love. One of my favorite uses for barley is in soups like this simple soup with ground turkey, barley, and veggies. It freezes great so you can make up a big batch and it is a nice alternative to traditional chicken soup. It's delicious with turkey sausage as well and sometimes I like to substitute kale for the spinach.
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Turkey, Barley, and Vegetable Soup

Turkey, Barley, and Vegetable Soup

PREP TIME: 10 Min
COOK TIME: 45 Min
TOTAL TIME: 55 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 lb. 99% lean ground turkey
  • 1 U onion, chopped
  • 4 U garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 U carrots, sliced
  • 2 U stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 U red pepper, chopped
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. coriander
  • 6 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 U bay leaf
  • 3/4 cup pearl barley
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 cups spinach, chopped

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Instructions

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1

Saute the turkey, onions, garlic, carrots, celery, and red pepper in the olive oil until the turkey is no longer pink. Add the paprika, cumin, and coriander and cook for 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper.

2

Add the chicken broth, bay leaf, and barley. Bring to a boil and then turn down to a simmer. Cook 25-30 minutes until barley is tender.

3

Stir in the spinach and once it wilts, 1-2 minutes at most, it's ready to serve.

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1.5 cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 319
Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g
11%
Saturated Fat 1g
7%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 50mg
17%
Sodium 187mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate 35g
12%
Dietary Fiber 7g
30%
Sugars 4g
Protein 32g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

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