Quick-Cooking Mushroom Barley Soup

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Eat Your Vegetables

This New York style mushroom barley soup is fast to make and super comforting in the winter. This recipe was adopted from Lorna Sass' Short-cut vegetarian cookbook.

Top Review by William Uncle Bill

I found this soup to have a good vegetable combination, however, very tasteless. In my opinion it requires some spices to enhance the flavor. It is somewhat suprising to me that you are a vegetarian foody and would post a recipe such as this without giving it a good tryout yourself. I made this soup a second time and added some various spices and the soup turned out super great. You may wish to reconsider your ingredients and re-submit. "Uncle Bill"

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large soup pot, heat the oil over medium heat. Saute the onions and garlic for 1 minute, stirring frequently.
  2. Add the boiling water, tomato paste, stock powder, barley, mushrooms, carrots, celery, 2 t dill, the thyme and salt. Stir well and bring to a boil. Cover, lower the heat, and simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Taste and add up to 1 t more dill if you like. Cover and simmer until the vegetables and barley are tender, about 5 more minutes.
  4. If you wish, enhance the flavor with either sherr or balsamic vinegar, and add black peppr to taste.

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