Southwestern Three-Bean and Barley Soup

Healthy 3-Bean Vegetable Soup
Healthy 3-Bean Vegetable Soup
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1 tbsp Olive oil extra-virgin
1 Onion large, diced
1 stalk Celery large, diced
1 Carrots large, diced
9 cups Water
4 cups Vegetable broth or chicken broth
½ cup Pearl barley
⅓ cup Black beans dried
⅓ cup Great Northern beans dried
⅓ cup Kidney beans dried
1 tbsp Chili powder
1 tsp Cumin ground
½ tsp Dried oregano
¾ tsp salt Salt

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Southwestern Three-Bean and Barley Soup


This hearty Southwestern Three-Bean and Barley Soup will truly satisfy your family’s craving for comfort food. I love this recipe because it contains simple and healthy ingredients that my family enjoys – three types of beans, celery, carrots, onions, and barley.

Sometimes I like to have things under my control, and I go and cook with dried beans instead of canned. In that case, I can season the beans to my taste and control the cooking time – making sure they are of my favorite doneness. Besides, I like the idea of reducing waste and saving on packaging. So, this easy 3-bean soup is not only delicious and healthy but also budget-friendly.

To make this Southwestern Three-Bean and Barley Soup, you will need the following ingredients:

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Steps to make Southwestern Three-Bean and Barley Soup


Cook onion, celery, and carrot


In a Dutch oven over medium heat, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add 1 diced onion, 1 diced celery stalk, and 1 diced carrot and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes.


Add water, broth, beans, barley, and spices


Add 9 cups water, 4 cups vegetable broth or chicken broth if using, ½ cup pearl barley, ⅓ cup dried black beans, ⅓ cup dried Great Northern beans, ⅓ cup dried kidney beans, 1 tablespoon chili powder, 1 tsp ground cumin, and ½ tsp dried oregano and stir.




Turn the heat to high and bring the soup to a simmer. Then reduce the heat and simmer, occasionally stirring, until the beans and barley are tender about 1¾ to 2½ hours. If necessary, add more water, ½ a cup at a time. Season the soup with ¾ teaspoon salt.



Serve hot with sour cream and chopped cilantro or parsley if you wish.

This easy Southwestern Three-Bean and Barley Soup is a perfect choice if you are looking for healthy winter weight loss recipes. Try it soon and come back to leave notes and comments. We love hearing from you!

Nina dreams of gender equality and for women all over the world to feel empowered and enjoy the same freedom she has. She’s a careful consumer, believing that by being more conscious about the way we live we can make the world a better place! Already a vegetarian, she uses animal products sparingly and tries to produce as little waste as possible. Most of her recipes are vegan as a result!

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Hearty soup! Thanks for sharing!

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