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Hearty Vegetable And Barley Soup

Published by: Chef Braam Botha • Updated: January 23, 2024 • Checked By: Chef Matty Riedel

Nothing beats a hearty vegetable and barley soup on a cold and rainy winter day. This recipe can be cooked on the stove within a matter of minutes! If you have nothing to do while the soup is cooking, make yourself useful by making this Cheese & Onion Pot Bread Recipe.

Hearty Vegetable & Barley Soup Recipe

Hearty vegetable & barley soup recipe
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4 from 2 votes
PREP TIME 10 minutes
COOK TIME 45 minutes
COURSE Soup, Starters
SERVINGS 4 people
CALORIES 319 kcal


  • 80 g White onion
  • 20 g Chopped garlic
  • 10 ml Olive oil
  • 160 g Carrots
  • 480 g Tomato paste
  • 132 g Barley
  • 4 g Fresh rosemary
  • 2 g Dried oregano
  • 2 g Coarse salt
  • 5 g Icing sugar
  • 1 l Water for stock
  • 80 g Green beans
  • 120 g Large potato
  • 60 g Frozen corn
  • 60 g Frozen peas
  • 20 ml Lemon juice
  • 10 g Fresh parsley


  • Heat oil in a large pot, add onion & garlic. Sauté for a few minutes over medium heat.
  • Once the onions are soft, add barley, carrots, tomatoes, rosemary, oregano, pepper & stock.
  • Leave to simmer covered until the barley is just cooked.
  • Once the barley is almost cooked, add potatoes & green beans. Leave to simmer until soft.
  • Add corn & peas, stir through.
  • Season with lemon juice & fresh chopped parsley.
Chefs Tips
Although you can buy and heat a store-bought bread, the extra effort that goes into a freshly baked bread will pay back for itself a million times once you get to dip it into this delicious soup.  
This is another soup that freezes extremely well ! 
Nutritional Information
Calories: 319kcalCarbohydrates: 66gProtein: 12gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 1180mgPotassium: 1798mgFiber: 15gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 9014IUVitamin C: 51mgCalcium: 94mgIron: 6mg
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Hearty Vegetable & Barley Soup
Hearty Vegetable & Barley Soup
Hearty Vegetable & Barley Soup

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Chef Braam Botha