How to Make Barley Vegetable Soup at Home

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Apurva Sethi
Apurva is a fashion and food enthusiast. She chose fashion as her career and food as her passion. She is greatly fond of trying out new cuisines at different places and making them at home, in her own style. She also loves to seek and learn new things about the food industry constantly. So, here she is, to share her easy-peasy ways of cooking.

Soups are an ideal starter to a meal, amazing appetizers too. They can be consumed as a snack or a full meal. A delicious soup with a bunch of crunchy veggies does wonders for me. Upping the health profile of the soup by adding barley (rich in fibre) is a game-changer. Today, I will be sharing the recipe of the soup that has been a standard in my house while growing up. It’s the Barley Vegetable Soup.

Barley Soup is a Polish dish and my mother learnt it from one of her school friends. I always loved the smell of barley and veggies cooking on the pot and waited eagerly for the soup to be served. You’ll know it once you cook it in your kitchen.

As children,, I remember how my brother and I used to fight to get the bigger bowl of Barley Soup. So, drinking this soup makes me nostalgic. I love the whole vibe of it. I am sure some families still have Barley Vegetable Soup as a staple in their meals. Plus, in these cold winter nights, hot soup can soothe the nerves.

So, why not try it in our kitchens? Let’s look into the ingredients required for the soup and grab them for dinner tonight.

Ingredients for Barley Vegetable Soup

IngredientsAmount
Finely Chopped Onions2 tbsp
Finely Chopped Garlic½ tsp
Chopped Carrots2 tbsp
Chopped Tomatoes1 tbsp
Finely Chopped Spinach1/4 cup
Oil2 tsp
Vegetable Stock4 cups
Tomato Pure3 tbsp
Cooked Barley2 tbsp
Cooked Macaroni3 tbsp
Dried Oregano½ tsp
Dried Red Chilli Flakes½ tsp
SaltTo taste
Grated Mozzarella Cheese (for garnishing)1 tbsp

Here’s the list of ingredients. Most of them will be available in your kitchen; the rest will be readily available in nearby supermarkets.

The soup takes a couple of minutes to get ready. You will not have to wait for hours to have a delicious soup bowl. Check out the timetable below for the time break up.

How Much Time Will It Take?

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
10 min10 min20 min

That’s how quick the Barley Vegetable Soup can be made. Let’s jump into the step by step procedure to make it. Down below is the recipe.

Barley Vegetable Soup Recipe

Vegetable Barley Soup recipe
  1. Sauté onions and garlic in a non-stick pan for about 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add chopped tomatoes, tomato puree, spinach, carrots, vegetable stock and salt, mix and simmer for 5-7 minutes.
  3. It’s time to pop in barley and macaroni and simmer for another minute.
  4. The soup’s almost ready; take it off the flame and add red chilli flakes and dried oregano.
  5. Garnish with grated cheese and serve it up!

Pro Tip– Barley and macaroni can be cooked by adding them to a vessel full of water and setting it to boil until they are cooked well(10-12 min). Then, strain under cold water.

Nutritional Breakdown of Barley Vegetable Soup

It is important to understand what you are feeding your body with. Hence, I’ve added the nutritional values of the constituents of the soup. Do check it out.

Calories91.2
Protein3 g
Carbohydrates20 g
Fibre4.1 g
Sugar3g
Fat0.5 g
Saturated Fat2.5 g
Sodium480 mg

Note- The nutritional breakdown is for a Serving Size of 1 cup (240g).

How to Make Barley Vegetable Soup at Home | Video

I am attaching a video down below for you all to refer to in case of any disconnect. Check it out for a better understanding.

Video by Bharadwaj Kitchen

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