Friday, August 29, 2014

Vegetable Soup with Barley and Leeks



I love Fall. It is probably my favorite season. Everything about it makes me smile, I love the colors of our surroundings, the smell..the decors..just everything about fall .  This soup is probably not ideal for summer , I don't know about your area but here in Inland Empire..my goodness ! It is so hot! However , you don't have to wait for Fall or Winter to serve this delicious and healthy chunky soup. It is so good with french bread too.



Ingredients :

8 cups Homemade vegetable or chicken broth ( If using can , choose low sodium)
3/4 cup barley
1 leek , sliced thinly
1 large diced potato
2 stalks diced celery
3 medium size , diced carrots
2 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
1/4 tsp tyhme
1 15oz cab whole tomatoes with juice
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup frozen peas
1/2 tsp ground black pepper


Directions:

Prep all of your vegetables ..


 In a large soup pot , heat oil and saute onions, garlic , carrots, celery , leeks and potatoes.


Stir constantly, don't let your veggies burn. Cook for about 8-10 minutes.


In a separate bowl , gently crushed the canned whole tomatoes, Stir it in the pot. 


Add the barley..


Pour the vegetable broth or chicken broth and let the soup simmer for about 35-45 minutes or just until the barley is soft.  Mix in the peas. Add salt and pepper to taste .


 Serve it with french bread or any warm bread you prefer. Healthy soup right there.





 Enjoy!





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5 comments:

  1. Looks delicious! Pinned to my soup board. Thanks for sharing @DearCreatives Inspiration Spotlight party!

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  2. I agree, this looks delicious. Thank you for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream's City of Links last Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week :)

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  3. This looks amazing! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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  4. Hey keep posting such good and meaningful articles.

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  5. So delicious, I tried it at home although I was not so successful but it was yummy. A great taste.

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