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 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


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.


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

  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 :)

  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!

  4. Hey keep posting such good and meaningful articles.

  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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