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Blossom Lady
Feb 02, 2022 06:00 AM
Vegetarian Bean and Barley Vegetable Soup

This vegetarian and vegan recipe for a hearty homemade barley and vegetable soup is both delicious and filling. A meal in itself, you can add just about any veggies you want. If you're used to a more traditional beef and barley soup, go ahead and try this lower-fat and cholesterol-free version of a vegetarian bean and barley soup—you definitely won't be disappointed at all!

This simple soup recipe makes a more than a generous amount, so plan on having some leftovers.


  • 1/2 large onion, diced
  • 2 to 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons oil, or vegan margarine
  • 2 ribs celery , diced
  • 2 medium carrots, diced
  • Other vegetable, about 1/2 cup each, optional
  • 8 cups water, or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup pearled barley, uncooked
  • 1 cup pinto beans, or white beans, cooked or canned
  • 1/3 cup tomato paste, or crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery salt, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano, or Italian spice mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 large bay leaves
  • Salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Prep Time:
10 minutes
Cook Time:
65 minutes
Total Time:
75 minutes
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