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Lemon and Barley Soup

Posted by on Jun 21, 2014 in Soup | 1 comment

Having not mastered the art of food photography,  with most of my dishes looking plain (but tasting sensational !) you can have an autumn leaf / Garp photo instead !



Ahhhhh, winter and soup…..there are few finer things for the soul.

This recipe (thanks to Sanitarium) is delicious….quick and easy…..and healthy…..and filling…, get to it.


* 6 cups of water

* 2-3 heaped teaspoons of Vegi Stock powder (I use Vegeta as it is palm oil free)

* 1/2 cup of pearled barley

* 1 onion cut into quarters

* 1 peeled garlic clove

* 1 bay leaf

* 3 sprigs thyme (very easy plant to grow by the way).

* 400g tin of cannellini beans, drained and rinsed

* 1/4 cup of lemon juice

* 1/4 cup of chopped parsley

* olive oil to drizzle

* Pepper to taste

What to do

Bring water, stock and pearled barley to the boil in a large saucepan over a medium heat. Add onion, garlic, bay leaf and thyme. Simmer for 45 mins. Remove from heat and remove the thyme and bay leaf. Add cannellini beans and process the soup (I use a hand held mixer but either wise a food processor would do the job).  Stir through lemon juice and serve up. Sprinkle parsley on top and drizzle with olive oil.

Makes 4 generous servings.




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  1. Andy

    Beautiful photo! X

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