Barley Vegetable Soup

Barley Vegetable Soup is an excellent “kitchen sink” recipe, meaning that you can toss in just about any fresh or frozen vegetables or spices you happen to have on hand.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 1 hour 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 8 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup uncooked barley
  • 1½ cups frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 can (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes
  • ½ tsp. dried parsley
  • ½ tsp. dried thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper

Directions

  • In a large soup or stock pot, sauté the onion, carrots, and celery in olive oil for 3–5 minutes, just until onions are almost soft.
  • Reduce heat to medium low, and add remaining ingredients, except salt and pepper.
  • Bring to a simmer, cover, and allow to cook for at least 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove cover and allow to cook for 10 more minutes.
  • Remove bay leaves; season with salt and pepper.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 8 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup uncooked barley
  • 1½ cups frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 can (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes
  • ½ tsp. dried parsley
  • ½ tsp. dried thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper

Directions

  • In a large soup or stock pot, sauté the onion, carrots, and celery in olive oil for 3–5 minutes, just until onions are almost soft.
  • Reduce heat to medium low, and add remaining ingredients, except salt and pepper.
  • Bring to a simmer, cover, and allow to cook for at least 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove cover and allow to cook for 10 more minutes.
  • Remove bay leaves; season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories240
Total Fat5g
Saturated Fat1g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium1280mg
Total Carbohydrate42g
Dietary Fiber8g
Sugars12g
Protein6g