Monday, January 12, 2009

Vegetable soup

Serves 4 people


1 leek
1 medium onion, or two small
4 carrots
1 potato
4oz of barley
3 bay leaves
2 chicken stock cubes
1 pint of cold water
Black pepper & salt to taste
Olive oil
Crusty rolls

  1. Cut up all the vegetable into small sized cubes
  2. heat 3 table spoons of olive oil in a large sauce pan
  3. place veg into the saucepan for a few minutes, you do not want to turn the onion brown
  4. add the water, bay leaves, stock cubes and barley and give it a good stir
  5. Bring it to the boil and simmer for about 30/40minutes, keep an eye on the water level and add more liquid if required.
  6. When ready serve with crusty bread


  1. now whats wrong with parsnips, swede, peas, etc etc,,,,,,,,,

  2. You can use any veg that you have to hand. I just used what I had. You can also add lentils red lentils will make a much thicker soup.