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Healthy Barley Soup
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4.73 from 11 votes

Barley Soup

Homemade healthy barley soup recipe. A perfect option to add whole grains to your diet. Ready to enjoy in about 30 mins. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Dish, Soup
Servings: 3
Calories: 320kcal


  • 3/4 cup pearl barley
  • 1 celery stalk finely diced
  • 1 onion finely diced
  • 1/2 cup finely diced carrots
  • 1 tomato finely diced
  • 2-3 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 3 cups chicken broth (or vegetable broth if vegan)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tsp finely chopped ginger
  • 1/4 cup chopped spring onions
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • salt and pepper


  • Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add ginger, garlic and saute until fragrant for about 30-40 sec
  • Add onions and saute until lightly golden brown for about a min. or two
  • Then add all the remaining ingredients except spring onions and let it boil.
  • Simmer on low heat for about 30 min. or until the barley is tender
  • Garnish with spring onions and serve warm to enjoy a bowl of barley soup


  1. If necessary add more chicken or vegetable broth.
  2. You can also make barley soup in Instant Pot. Follow this recipe to make Vegetable Barley Soup in Instant Pot 


Calories: 320kcal