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250 South Northwest Hwy, Suite 320
Park Ridge, IL 60068

(847) 232-2828

Inspired by the History, Style & Romance of Italy.
Creating certified organic wine, balsamic vinegar & olive oil.


Barley & Turkey Sausage Soup

Morgan Shepard


Need a winter warm up? Celebrate National Soup Month with cozy, barley & turkey soup! An antique, cereal grain cultivated throughout the globe & a kitchen staple in many cuisines, barley is calcium, magnesium & potassium rich. Using Villa Gabriella Organic extra virgin olive & our slow cooker, we adapted an all recipes for a healthy, delicious, cold weather dish.  Makes approx. 5 servings

Easy Ingredients

  • ¼ cup uncooked pearl barley
  • 2 tablespoons Villa Gabriella Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil + extra 2 tablespoons for drizzling
  • 1-pound turkey or Italian sausage
  • 6 cups organic chicken broth
  • 10 ounces fresh kale or spinach chopped
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 large carrot sliced
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

Simple Directions

  1. Over medium heat, add 2 tablespoons oil to a skillet, add kale cook until soft.
  2. Add onion & garlic to skillet, cook until translucent.
  3. Add turkey sausage, cook until evenly browned. 
  4. Season with pepper & sea salt.
  5. In a slow cooker, mix the sausage & spinach mixture.
  6. Add chicken broth, carrot & barley.
  7. Cover slow cooker, cook 4 hours on high or 6 to 8 hours on low.
  8. Stir occasionally, season to taste with pepper & sea salt. 
  9. Drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil.
  10. Serve & enjoy with Villa Graziella artisan crafted Rosso Toscano made with organic grapes.

Tried, Tasted & True!

At Villa Gabriella Organic our team tries & tastes every recipe we feature.  While we love to share our family recipes & those of talented home cooks & chefs, sometimes we adapt them so they are even easier to make. As with our products, our goal is for you to have a healthy & delicious experience using Villa Gabriella recipes. So try them out in your kitchen, feel free to tweak them & please tell us what you think. We welcome your comments & feedback!