1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup onions, coarsely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound cremini or button mushrooms, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon flour
10 cups low salt chicken broth
1 1/4 cups pearl barley, rinsed
1 1/2 cups butternut squash, cut into 1/2-inch dice
1 red bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch dice
2 tablespoons GOLDEN BLOSSOM HONEY
2 teaspoons dill
1/2 cup sour cream
Honey Is One of the Oldest Foods
Honey is one of the oldest foods in existence. It was found in the tomb of King Tut and was still edible since honey never spoils.
Add broth and barley. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer partially covered 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add squash, red pepper, honey and dill. Return to a simmer and cook an additional 15-20 minutes until barley is tender.
Ladle into bowls and top each serving with a dollop of sour cream.