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Vegetable and Barley Soup

Categories: Comfort Foods, Quick to fix
Type: Soups and Stews

Use any of your favorite vegetables in this hearty vegetarian soup with barley.

Serves: serves 4


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 sticks celery with leaves, sliced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 3-4 green cabbage leaves, finely shredded
  • 1 large leek, washed, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 1 small turnip, peeled and diced
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tbsp barley, well washed
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • black pepper
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley

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  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion, celery, and leeks and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients, season with the black pepper, and bring to a boil, stirring well.
  4. Allow to simmer, covered, until the vegetables are soft-about 45 minutes.
  5. Serve sprinkled with fresh parsley.

Excerpted from SuperFoods, SuperFast.
Copyright © 2006 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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