I absolutely love this time of year. I tuck my heavy winter chilis and stews into the back of the closet and pull out my light and springy soups. This soup epitomizes that transition for me. Rather than being a traditional heavy barley stew, it’s light! To quote Cole Porter – it’s delightful, it’s delicious, it’s de-lovely. Fresh, green spinach floats alongside sun-dried tomatoes in a rosemary infused broth. The barley is filling yet delicate. The soup goes perfectly with a light cotton cardigan, a pair of sandals, and capris. Eat it with your favorite tee shirt and spring skirt, and you’ll be ready for brunch or a night out on the town. Go crazy! Put on your favorite fun hat and eat it with a fork!! Oh, how I love spring soups. And fashion. And fashionable spring soups. De-lovely indeed!
Ingredients (in no particular order): barley, sun dried tomatoes, spinach and kale, tomatoes, dill, garlic, cayenne, bay leaves, salt, pepper, onion, canola oil, homemade vegetable stock goodness
Soup type: Chunky