• Making Mayo’s Recipes: Mushroom barley soup


Hearty barley soup is an excellent way to use up any cooked vegetables you have on hand. This filling mushroom barley soup also includes carrots, potatoes and fresh thyme. Toss leftover precooked grains and veggies into this soup after the potato is cooked. Heat until warm.

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  1. 1 tablespoon canola oil
  2. 1 1/2 cups chopped onions
  3. 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  4. 3/4 cup chopped carrots
  5. 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  6. 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  7. 1/2 teaspoon chopped garlic
  8. 8 cups vegetable stock
  9. 3/4 cup pearl barley
  10. 3 ounces dry sherry
  11. 1/2 small potato, chopped
  12. 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions


In a large stock pot, heat the oil to medium-high heat. Add the onions, mushrooms, carrots, thyme, pepper and garlic. Saute until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes.

Add the vegetable stock and barley and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 20 minutes or until barley is tender. Stir in sherry and potato. Continue to simmer until potato is cooked, about 15 minutes. Garnish with sliced green onions and serve.

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