Cream of Barley Soup
2 onions, sliced thin
2 cloves garlic, pressed/crushed
1 Tb evoo
4 C water
1/2 C barley
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
3 C beef or chicken broth
1 carrot, peeled/grated
3 leeks, finely chopped
1/2 C sour cream
1 lime, juiced
In large pot brown onions, garlic, evoo.
Add water, barley, salt/pepper. Bring to boil, cover, reduce heat, simmer 1 hour until barley is tender, stirring occasionally.
Add broth, carrot, leeks, cover and simmer 30 minutes.
Put ingredients into blender, add sour cream and lime juice and blend. Return to pot. thin with warm water if needed.
Garnish with parsley and/or lime zest.