Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Pumpkin, Barley, and Sage Soup

What a lovely soup for a snowy day.  This flavourful soup comes together quickly and is perfect for a weeknight meal.  The spicey andouille sausage gives it some kick, but if you prefer a milder taste, sweet italian sausage could be used.  I replaced the water and bouillion cubes with homemade chicken broth.

Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, October 2010
 8 oz. cooked andouille or smoked sausage links, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1 Tbsp. snipped fresh sage
1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1 cup quick-cooking barley (I used pearl barley)
1 tsp. instant chicken bouillon granules (I used homemade chicken broth)
1 15-oz. can pumpkin
2 Tbsp. maple syrup
1 Tbsp. cider vinegar
In 4-quart pot or Dutch oven cook sausage, onion and sage in hot oil over medium heat 3 minutes, stirring often. Add barley, 4 cups water (or chicken broth), and bouillon granules. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 12 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Stir in pumpkin, maple syrup, and vinegar; heat through. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Makes 4 servings.

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1954, The Grolier Society

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  1. What a good hearty soup. Perfect for a cold winter's day! I have some butternut squash that would be good in this too!

  2. I have a bunch of pumpkin puree in my freezer from our fall pumpkins. I am going to try this because I like the idea of adding barley to the soup.

  3. What an interesting combination of flavors! I love the look of this soup; it sounds delicious! thanks for the kind words Sarah, you are so sweet!

  4. This is the perfect soup for the temperatures here in Colorado. I also have lots of pumpkin puree left over. Thanks for sharing this great recipe.

  5. This looks wonderful! Different, tasty, and delicious. I can't wait to try it later this week!!

  6. What a GREAT looking recipe. I love the pumpkin base and find it very novel - yet, logical - all at once. I have never tasted andouie sausage... just hard to find around these parts... so, will definitely substitute.

  7. Hi Sarah -
    The combination of ingredients in your soup sounds so delicious and what a perfect meal for this time of year. Thank you so much for linking up to Tasty Tuesdays and your kind words about my blog!

  8. Wow, this looks amazing! I will definitely have to try it! I'm so glad I found your site, I look forward to reading more :-)


  9. this looks delish! i'm definitely going to have to try this!

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