Butter Beans and Pearl Barley Soup


1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 can butter beans/cannellini beans

1 cup pearl barley

1 can chopped tomatoes

1 cup marinara sauce/Italian sauce

1/2 yellow onion, chopped

3 garlic cloves, chopped

1 tbsp all purpose flour

salt, pepper and red chili flakes, to taste

2 cups veggie broth

1 cup milk

fresh Italian herbs

1/2 tsp rosemary


Heat a large saucepan with oil. Stir in onions and garlic until soft. Add flour and stir for 2 mins. Now add canned tomatoes, sauce, barley, broth, salt, pepper, canned beans, herbs and leave it on medium/low for 20 mins until barley is cooked. Add 1/2 cup water if it is too thick. Finally, add milk. Stir and remove from stove. You can taste and add salt/pepper/red chili as needed.

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