Posts tagged ‘vegetable’

July 18, 2012

Vegan Vegetable Barley Soup

Ingredients
4 tbsp olive oil
5 cloves garlic, finely chopped
4 large carrots, diced
3 stalks of celery, diced
1 medium leek, sliced
2 yellow potatoes, diced
2 red potatoes, diced
1 cup ditalini pasta
1/4 tsp dried thyme
1 can diced tomatoes with juice
3/4 cup barley
8 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
1 cup frozen peas
salt and pepper to taste

Directions
In a large soup pot add  the olive oil, onion, garlic, carrots, celery, leek, potatoes and dried thyme. Saute on medium heat until the vegetables are soft, about 8-10 minutes. Next add the tomatoes, barley and broth. Bring soup to a boil and then reduce to a simmer on low-medium heat. Cook 45-60 minutes, until the barley is thoroughly cooked. In a separate small soup pot, cook the ditalini pasta al dente (about 5-6 minutes). Once the barley soup in thoroughly cooked add the pasta and peas and salt and pepper to taste. Cover soup and remove from heat. Let the soup cool/rest covered off heat for an hour. Then serve and/or refrigerate for later meals. Makes about 6-8 servings.

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