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ladle of pearl barley soup

Slow Cooker Vegetable Barley Soup

  • Author: Meredith
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 30 mins
  • Yield: 10 1x
  • Category: Main

Description

Slow cooker vegetable barley soup made with nine vegetables and pearl barley.


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Ingredients

  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped red pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped broccoli
  • 1 cup chopped zucchini
  • 1/2 cup frozen sweet corn
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 128 oz. can of diced tomatoes
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp. Hungarian paprika
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. dried dill weed
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup pearl barley, rinsed and drained

Instructions

  1. Saute 1 bunch of chopped green onions, 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper and 3 cloves of minced garlic in 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  2. In your slow cooker, add the sautéed vegetables, 1 cup each of fresh chopped carrots, celery, broccoli and zucchini, 1/2 cup each of frozen sweet corn and peas and one 28 oz. can of diced tomatoes.
  3. Pour over 6 cups of good quality vegetable broth and stir it all together.
  4. Add 1 tsp. Hungarian paprika, 1 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. dried dill weed, 1/4 tsp. pepper and 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley.
  5. Stir it all together and cook on HIGH for 3 hours or LOW for 6 hours.
  6. Rinse 1/2 cup of pearl barley under water and drain. Add the rinsed pearls to your slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 1 additional hour or LOW for 2 additional hours.