Soy Chicken Minestrone with Barley

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Welcome to Claire's: 35 Years of Recipes and Reflections from the Landmark Vegetarian Restaurant

By Claire Criscuolo

Published 2014

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This soup is really a whole-meal soup with enough substance for supper. It has it all—protein, complex carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals, with lots of veggies so that you’re bound to satisfy everyone.


  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large sweet onion, coarsely chopped
  • 5 large cloves


  1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-low heat. Add the onion, garlic, carrots, celery, parsley, bay leaf, basil, and oregano. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes or until the vegetables have softened and released some of their moisture.
  2. Put the tomatoes and juice into a blender cup, cover, and blend for a