Ingredients

1/4 cup uncooked pearl barley
6 cups vegetable broth or chicken broth, low sodium-preferred
2 zucchini, diced
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 big potato, peeled and diced
2 celery stalks, diced
1/2 pound (8 ounces) swiss chard, tough stalks removed and diced
2 medium carrots, diced
2 medium tomatoes, diced
4 ounces green beans, chopped
4 ounces cabbage, chopped
1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
1/4 cup finely chopped basil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons parmesan cheese, grated (more if desired)
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
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