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I'll admit I made a few changes when preparing this soup, but I did want it vegetarian! I used vegetable stock instead of the chicken variety. I then left out the cube of chicken stock, while seasoning it all well with lemon pepper! Very, very comforting the first time around, & just as satisfying as left-overs! [Tagged & made in Please Review My Recipe]

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Sydney Mike November 15, 2010

Great vegetable and barley soup. I made this easier by throwing most everything in crockpot and cooking on low for 10 hours. I used veggie broth only and added salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. I only had quick cooking barley, so precooked that and added the barley and canned peas to the crock about 15 minutes before serving. We made 4 main entree servings out of this recipe, at 7 points per serving. This is something I would make again. Thanks!

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zaar junkie November 10, 2010

I was really wanting a nice hot soup, and this turned out wonderful. I made it exactly as posted, and really enjoyed it. The barley really fills you up. I'll take Deantini's tip and use broth instead of stock next time to reduce the calories even more. Thanks for sharing! Made for Holiday tag.

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breezermom September 12, 2010

This soup is great whether you are watching your diet or not. The barley turns the soup almost creamy and the flavours from the veggies added with a bit of salt and pepper are just wonderful. Very filling, very healthy and very warming, indeed. I halved the recipe, did not use any potato and used chicken broth (note that the nutritional value for chicken stock is quite high in calories on Zaar, if you used broth you have only a fraction of the calories), used green onion instead of leeks.The whole pot had a calorie count of 550!!! So I had an incredilby filling dinner for less than 250 cal, amazing. A soup that you can 'snack on' later in the eveing without feeling guilty at all.

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Deantini September 09, 2010

This was just what I needed last night as I felt an early Spring/ late Winter head cold coming on. This was so warm and comforting and low in points too. The only change I made was to use 2 potatoes since I could not find any parsnips. I found the seasoning and flavor to be right on the mark and I used sea salt and a pinch of fresh ground black pepper. I am looking forward to another bowl (leftovers, YES!) tonight to ease the cold and fill my tummy! :D Thanks for posting Shuz! Keep all these wonderful soups coming! [Made for Holiday Tag February 2010]

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~SarahBeth~ February 26, 2010
Warming Barley and Vegetable Soup