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Barley with Garden Tomatoes, Zucchini & Beans

Updated: Oct 20, 2022

Ohhhhh this is a MUST TRY you guys! Ok so all of these recipes are "Must Try" in my opinion because well...why else would I blog about them? good!

"Honey, you can make this tomorrow night!" - My husband

I created this meal when I had no idea what was for dinner and had a short period of time before Olive and I would get hangry. I rummaged through the garden and had a few things in the fridge (thanks meal prep!) so this came together quickly and deliciously!

Barley with Garden Tomatoes, Zucchini & Beans


This would also be great with rice, bulgar or can't go wrong! I served this with a salad, however if you need more protein it would be great with shrimp or chicken as well. I think next time I'll add swiss chard in at the end for an extra kick!

  • 1 cup dried barley

  • 1 pint (or more if you wish) of cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 1 15.5 oz can of white beans (any are good, these were the small white beans from Goya), drained and rinsed

  • 1 large zucchini, sliced

  • 1 large garlic clove, diced

  • 1/4 cup broth or water

  • EVOO

  • Sea salt & pepper

  • Romano cheese (optional)


  1. Fill a pot with hot water and bring to a boil. Add the barley to the pot and give it a stir. Cook for about 20 mins or until soft(ish). Then drain and set aside.

  2. While the barley is cooking, grab a large pan and add a few tablespoons of EVOO along with the broth/water and diced garlic (a garlic crusher will be your best friend for this!) and some pepper. Halve the tomatoes and slice the zucchini. Add them to the pan, cooking on low until the tomatoes have broken down a bit and the zucchini is soft.

  3. Rinse and drain the beans. Add them to the pan along with the barley and give it a good mix.

  4. Add salt, pepper and cheese to taste!

Serve it up nice and warm! This is SUCH a comforting meal that you'll go back for seconds and thirds. It's creamy and bursting with flavor from the garden. You could even add some fresh basil or parsley!

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