Bunder Gerstensuppe (Swiss Barley Soup)

READY IN: 1hr 40mins
Recipe by Outta Here

This is a soup popular in the Alps during the winter. You can add some shredded cabbage to this, if desired.

Top Review by LifeIsGood

YUM! This is a great recipe for soup. The ingredient amounts were perfect. I used vegetable stock. I tried the soup before adding cream and loved it that way, too. This will become a staple in our house. Thanks! Made for ZWT7 Golden Gourmets.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat butter and olive oil in a soup kettle over medium-high heat.
  2. Add onion and leek and cook until they begin to soften, about 10 minutes.
  3. Add the carrots, celery, bay leaf and bacon and lower heat to medium. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add stock, barley and potatoes. Simmer for 1 hour.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir in cream and bring back to heat, without boiling.
  6. Ladle into bowls and garnish with parsley.

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