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.
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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