Hearty Vegetable Barley Soup

Hearty Vegetable Barley Soup

1-hour 15-Minuterecipe Serves 3
A meal in a bowl, this soup shouts welcome home" on a winter day. For a vegetarian, substitute vegetable broth for the beef broth. Barley, like oats, is an excellent source of carbohydrate and soluble fibre.
1-hour 15-Minuterecipe Serves 3


1 can
Beef Broth
1 cup
Regular Water
1/2 cup
1/4 cup
Dry pearled barley
2/3 cup
1/2 cup
Stalk Celery
1/2 cup
Bay leaves
1/2 tsp
Dried thyme leaves
1 Pinch
Ground Pepper
Fresh Parsley


Prep: 15-minute | Cook: 1-hour
  • 1

    In a medium saucepan, combine broth, water, onion and barley. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 45 minutes.

  • 2

    Add potato, carrot, celery, rutabaga, bay leaf, thyme and pepper. Cover and cook for 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Extra water may be required (about ? cup/150 mL) before end of cooking since some of the water will have been absorbed by the barley during cooking.

  • 3

    Before serving, remove bay leaf and discard, taste and adjust seasoning. You may need to add extra thyme. Serve soup with parsley (if using).

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