Vegetarian Barley Soup

by Cindy Yanasha Angulo in , ,

Tired of the cold/snow?  Warm up in no time with this recipe! Don't worry, my Vegetarian Barley Soup is soup-er easy!!  The potato pieces practically melt in your mouth, and help keep you fuller, longer.  Try this next time you're in the mood for a quick, comforting meal.


Time: 40 mins


  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup barley
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons yellow onion (diced)
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced thing or minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger
  • 3 small red potatoes, diced into bite-sized pieces
  • 4 sprigs of thyme
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 vegetable bouillon cube
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (optional)


  1. In a large pot, sauté the diced onions, ginger and garlic in olive oil for 1-2 mins until the onion pieces are transparent. 
  2. Add the potatoes, barley, thyme, salt and pepper - stir to combine.
  3. Add the vegetable stock and water, bring to a boil then add the bouillon cube.
  4. Reduce heat to a simmer, and let sit for 30 mins or until the potatoes are soft enough to easily cut through.
  5. Add the pepper sauce if desired, stir and enjoy!