Hearty Winter Stew


A surprisingly delicious stew made with simple winter vegetables and seasoned with a half-dozen herbs.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
6 servings


  • 3 cups water

  • 1 (16 ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed

  • 5 medium carrots, peeled and sliced

  • 5 cloves garlic, sliced

  • 2 stalks scallions, minced

  • 1 cup quick-cooking barley

  • 1 pinch dried dill weed, or to taste

  • 1 pinch dried marjoram, or to taste

  • 1 pinch ground thyme, or to taste

  • 1 pinch celery salt, or to taste

  • 1 pinch dried savory, or to taste

  • 1 pinch dried rosemary, or to taste

  • dried carrot greens to taste

  • salt to taste

  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen Brussels sprouts

  • 4 leaves collard greens - rinsed, trimmed, and chopped

  • 1 tablespoon pine nuts


  1. Combine 1 cup water, cannellini beans, carrots, garlic, and scallions in a large pot. Cover and bring to a boil. Add barley and remaining water. Stir in dill, marjoram, thyme, celery salt, savory, rosemary, carrot greens, and salt. Cover and return to a boil. Reduce heat and cook until barley is tender, 10 to 12 minutes.

  2. Stir in Brussels sprouts, collard greens, and pine nuts. Taste and adjust seasonings.

  3. Let simmer until Brussels sprouts are hot, 5 to 10 minutes. You can let simmer longer to let the flavors meld, adding more water if desired or needed, though the consistency should be thick.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

229 Calories
2g Fat
45g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 229
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Sodium 264mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 13g 46%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 49mg 244%
Calcium 125mg 10%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 564mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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