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Easy Vegetable and Barley Soup

This soup is absolutely delicious, with flavorful and nutritious ingredients that will warm you up from the inside.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dinner, Soup
Cuisine: Universal
Keyword: Budget-Friendly, dairy-free
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 388kcal


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 5 ounces turkey bacon small diced
  • 1 cup pearl barley
  • 1 onion small, finely chopped
  • 1 celery stalk coarsely chopped
  • 2 carrots medium, peeled and diced
  • 2 potatoes medium, peeled and diced
  • 1 zucchini medium, diced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 1/2 pints vegetable broth hot
  • 2 tablespoons chives finely chopped


  • Over medium heat in a tall medium saucepan, heat the oil then add the turkey bacon. Cook until lightly toasted.
  • Add the onions, carrots, and celery and cook for about 8 minutes.
  • Add the pearl barley and stir for 5 minutes with the vegetables and bacon.
  • Add 2 pints of the broth and the bay leaves then cook for 10 minutes.
  • Add the potatoes and zucchini then cook for 10 to 15 minutes more or until the barley is cooked through.
  • Add the remaining 1/2 pint of broth gradually if still needed.
  • Add the chives then serve hot.


Serving: 2cups | Calories: 388kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 469mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 5g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 10
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 10