vegetable barley soup, hearty cheap food

vegetable barley soup

This vegetable barley soup recipe makes a chunky meal of a soup, while being healthy and cheap too.


  • 5 or 6 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 leeks cut into round slices
  • 3 carrots, roughly chopped
  • 5 celery sticks, cut onto chunks
  • 1 cup of dried pearl barley
  • a few leaves of dark green cabbage, kale or other greens, chopped
  • enough water to cover
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Very simple to prepare this one! Place all your vegetables except the chard in a large pan with the barley. Cover well with water, boil and simmer until everything is cooked. Add the greens and salt and cook for another 5 minutes.

You can also enrich with Vecon Stock

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3 Replies to “vegetable barley soup, hearty cheap food”

  1. Some great frugal recipes here but I would just like to point out that barley contains gluten. You might want to change the label on this recipe.

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