© Tina Rupp
Active Time
20 MIN
Total Time
1 HR
Yield
Serves : 8

Trina Hahnemann calls the root vegetables in this simple vegetarian soup the "gold of Nordic soil" because they're high in nutrients and grow well in cold climates.  More Vegetable Soups

How to Make It

Step 1    

In a large pot, heat the oil. Add the onion, leeks and garlic and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the barley. Add the vegetable broth, water, thyme and bay leaves and bring to a boil. Add the celery root and parsnips and season with salt and pepper. Simmer over moderately low heat until the barley and root vegetables are tender, about 40 minutes.

Step 2    

Stir in the spinach and nutmeg and simmer for 5 minutes. Season the soup with salt and pepper and serve in deep bowls.

Notes

One serving 257 cal, 44 gm carb, 6 gm fat, 1.4 gm sat fat, 9 gm protein, 10 gm fiber.

Serve With

Hearty whole-grain rye bread.

Suggested Pairing

Green-apple-scented, balanced Chardonnay.

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