Healthy Barley Soup


3/4 cup whole barley
1/2 cup finely diced carrots
1 celery stalk finely diced
1 onion finely diced
1 tomato finely diced
2-3 garlic cloves finely chopped
2 cups chicken stock
3 cups water
2 cups shredded/pieces of rotisserie chicken
1 tsp finely chopped ginger
1 tbsp avocado oil or cooking oil
1 tsp dried thyme
1/4 cup chopped spring onions
salt and pepper


1. Heat oil in a large pot on medium heat. Add ginger, garlic and saute until fragrant for about 30-40 sec
2. Add onions and saute until lightly golden brown for about a min. or two
3. Add all the remaining ingredients except spring onions and let it boil.
4. Simmer on low heat for about 20-30 min. or until the barley is tender
5. Garnish with spring onions and serve warm to enjoy a bowl of barley soup