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Olga's Kitchen Peasant Soup

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Rating: 4/5 4 stars
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recipe is ready in 30-60 minutes time: 30-60 minutes

serves/makes:   6


recipe id: 102602
cook method: stovetop

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1 pound ground lamb
1 medium onion, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
3/4 cup quick barley
1 can (15.5 ounce size) diced tomatoes
5 cups vegetable broth
2 cloves garlic, diced
2 small zucchini cut in bite size pieces
1 package (10 ounce size) frozen mixed vegetables (peas, carrots, beans, corn)
1 large bay leaf
1/4 teaspoon thyme
1/4 teaspoon Greek oregano
1/4 cup dried parsley
salt and pepper, to taste


In a large pot, brown lamb, onion and celery only until lamb is no longer pink. Drain off fat. Add tomatoes, garlic, bay leaf and broth. Bring to a boil. Add Quick barley, zucchini, frozen vegetables, thyme, oregano, and parsley. Then reduce to simmer for 30 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve with toasted pita bread triangles.


498 calories, 22 grams fat, 53 grams carbohydrates, 24 grams protein per serving.
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Aug 15, 2012

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Are you sure it is a 1/4 CUP of parsley and not a 1/4 TBSP or tsp.?

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This is good and you can use variations like beef broth and ground beef if you don't have ground lamb around. Quick and easy.

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