In the Winter months, hearty vegetables soups are just the thing we need (and crave)! This Hearty Veg & Barley Soup with Freshly Baked Bread is loaded with nutritious veggies and paired with a crispy and buttery toasted baguette that is the perfect side for dipping.
Loaded with Nutrition and Flavor
A truly satisfactory veg and barley soup that consists of veggies such as onion, carrots, potato, green beans, frozen corn, frozen peas, and of course, lentils! Lentils are a popular edible seed that comes from the family of legumes. Lentils are a particularly healthy legume, containing many vitamins and minerals, such as antioxidants and phytochemicals that can protect against many chronic diseases. They are an excellent source of protein (25% protein), and therefore a great meat alternative, and contribute greatly to a balanced diet. They are also extremely inexpensive!
For added goodness this soup also contains barley, which is a grain that is also full of vitamins and minerals. This soup sure is nutritional, but trust us- it is just as tasty! The barley gives the soup a slightly nutty flavor and a chewy texture. The soup is also loaded with flavors such as oregano, onion, garlic, rosemary, and a touch of tart lemon juice.
A hearty dish is everything you could want in a soup and more, plus a side of bread! Every aspect of it bursts with rich flavor and texture, and it is sure to be adored by the whole family.
- 20 g White Onion
- 5 g Garlic Chopped
- 2.5 ml Olive Oil
- 40 g Carrots
- 120 g Tomato paste
- 33 g Barley
- 1 g Rosemary
- 0.5 g Dried Oregano
- 0.5 g Coarse Salt
- 0.125 g Icing Sugar
- 20 g Green Beans
- 30 g Potato
- 15 g Frozen Corn
- 15 g Frozen Peas
- 5 ml Lemon Juice
- 2.5 g Parsley
- 60 g Baguette Bread
- Heat oil in a large pot, add onion & garlic. Saute 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.