Easy Vegetable Barley Soup


1 whole sweet onion diced

4 smaller celery stalks diced

2 carrots diced

1 1/4 package of crimini mushrooms sliced

2 cloves garlic pressed

1 Zucchini sliced and cut into quarters

Half of a medium cauliflower cut up into bite size pieces not too small

1qt vegetable broth (if you don’t have the concentrate then just add 2 quarts of broth or another half quart.)
+ 2 cups water
1tsp vegetable broth concentrate

1 package Trader Joe’s Barley in 10 minutes

3 bay leaves

1/2 tsp dried oregano

1 tsp sea salt

1 tablespoon of coconut oil

Sauté onion and celery in hot oil until almost translucent then add pressed garlic cloves. Sauté for 2 minutes, then add in sliced mushrooms and continue to cook. I added a teaspoon of sea salt and fresh ground black pepper. You might need to add a little water at this point or white wine. Then add diced carrots and sauté. When the onion and mushrooms look cooked add the vegetable broth, then add 2 cups water and tsp of vegetable broth concentrate.

Once this comes to a low boil then add the whole package of Barley and the other remaining Vegetables. (Zucchini & Cauliflower)
Simmer for up to 20 minutes then let set for 10 minutes.

Easy and Delicious!


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