Vegetable and Barley Soup

    1 hour 45 minutes

    Easy to make and delicious. Veggie stock, barley and lots of veggies make this soup hearty and filling. Please add a review if you make it. Enjoy!

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    Serves: 8 

    • 2 litres vegetable stock
    • 1 cup (185g) uncooked barley
    • 2 large carrots, chopped
    • 2 stalks celery, chopped
    • 1 tin (400g) diced tomatoes with juice
    • 1 zucchini, chopped
    • 1 tin (400g) chickpeas, drained
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 3 bay leaves
    • 1 garlic clove, chopped
    • 1 teaspoon white sugar
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
    • 1 teaspoon curry powder
    • 1 teaspoon paprika
    • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:1hour30min  ›  Ready in:1hour45min 

    1. Pour the vegetablestock into a large pot. Add the barley, carrots, celery, tomatoes, zucchini, chick peas, onion and bay leaves. Season with garlic powder, sugar, salt, pepper, parsley, curry powder, paprika and Worcestershire sauce.
    2. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer over medium-low heat for 90 minutes. The soup will be very thick. You may adjust by adding more stock or less barley if desired. Remove bay leaves before serving.

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    Yes I also tweeked this recipe only because I had some soup bones I wanted to use. I love the addition of curry powder and Worcestershire sauce in this delicious wholesome soup, not something I would normally add so thanks for sharing  -  24 Apr 2017


    Original recipe is 5 star and perfect for my vegetarian friends. Personally, I am a carnorvoire and have tried variations of this soup and all have been wonderful including the original posting. Try the following suggestions if you'd like to change it up: 1.) 1/2 vegetable and 1/2 beef broth to replace all vegetable broth. 2.) Add diced red meat - if using a tougher cut, let it simmer in the broth until tender making sure your liquid doesn't reduce down much before adding the carrots and celery. The beef imparts a much richer flavor. 3.) 1/2 cup cooked barley is sufficient for this recipe, otherwise the barley soaks up the liquid. Enjoy!!!  -  19 Jan 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    i should have warned about the pepper! you should only use the very fine black pepper that most stores sell... if you use fresh coarse black pepper it will ruin the recipe! if you're not sure, omit the pepper and season to taste later.  -  22 Jan 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)