Tomato-Barley Soup

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Appears in
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 ever-popular soup is quick, easy to prepare, and delicious, and it remains a favorite at Claire’s even after thirty-five years.


  • 2 quarts water
  • 2 28-ounce cans whole tomatoes, crushed with your hands


  1. Bring the water to a boil in a large covered pot. Add the remaining ingredients and cook, uncovered, over medium heat, stirring frequently, for 1¼ hours or until the barley is soft and the soup is thick. Taste for seasoning.