Chunky vegetable and pearl barley soup

Chunky vegetable and pearl barley soup 1

Yes, another soup recipe. 🙂 Winter is in full swing over here. I have seven layers of clothing on, a hot water bottle and a crocheted blanky for good measure. My hands are a weird shade of blue and I can barely see through the small slit between my beanie and scarf. So, soup. A chunky vegetable and pearl barley soup: comforting, hearty, warm and filling. It’s good!

Chunky vegetable and pearl barley soup 2


1 onion, chopped

2 teaspoons garlic

5 carrots, chopped

Bunch of celery, chopped

2 sweet potatoes, chopped

1,5 liter vegetable or chicken stock

1 tin whole tomatoes

200 ml pearl barley

1 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon thyme


  1. Fry the onion and garlic in a splash of oil. Once the onions turn translucent, add the carrots, celery and sweet potatoes.
  2. Fry for about 5 minutes and add the tin of tomatoes, stock and pearl barley.
  3. Add the paprika and thyme and bring to a boil. Turn down the heat and simmer for about 2 hours.
  4. Serve hot with a crusty piece of bread.

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