Barley Bean Soup

READY IN: 2hrs 10mins
Recipe by TishT

This is a good, basic everyday sort of soup, great in cold weather. It is vegetarian but not only vegetarians love it!

Top Review by Sarah_Jayne

First of all, I like that this recipe made a point of calling for celery greens. I think they are underused and I usually put them into any soup I make that uses celery. We are big fans of barley soups and this was a nice basic recipe that could easily be adapted to use whatever veggies you had around. I stuck pretty much to the recipe other than throwing in some carrots I had to use up, using dry dill (because it is all I had) and because I didn't have the seasoning mix I used some veggie stock powder granules. We enjoyed this as our main meal tonight with some crusty bread on the side. Made for Bargain Basement tag.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil in a soup pot.
  2. Add the onions and garlic and saute until the onions are golden.
  3. Add all the remaining ingredients except the last 4.
  4. Cover with the water.
  5. Bring to a simmer, and simmer gently covered for 1 hour.
  6. At this time the barley and vegies should be tender.
  7. Add the beans, parsley, and dill.
  8. Season to taste with salt and pepper, then simmer for another 30 minutes over low heat.
  9. Serve at once or allow the soup to stand for an hour or so before serving, then heat through as needed.
  10. *Asthe soup stands, it will thicken, adjust the consistency as desired with additional water, then correct the seasonings.

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