Loaded Vegetable and Barley Soup

Loaded Vegetable Barley Soup - This hearty vegetable soup is filling and satisfying, but so healthy and easy to make!

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This super hearty soup is filling, delicious, and so healthy!


  • 1 onion, diced
  • 5 stalks of celery, sliced
  • 3 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup uncooked pearled barley
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 14.5 oz can fire roasted tomatoes
  • 8 cups veggie broth (2 32 oz boxes)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 bunch kale, leaves removed from stems, roughly chopped


  1. In a large pot over medium – medium high heat, add some olive oil + your onion, celery, carrot, and garlic. Season well with salt and pepper and saute until the onion has softened
  2. Add your barley, stir to combine, and let cook for a minute or two, stirring often
  3. Add your thyme, pepper flakes, canned tomatoes, veggie broth, and bay leaves. Season well with salt and pepper, stir to combine, and bring to a simmer
  4. Simmer, covered, for an hour, stirring occasionally
  5. In the last 5 minutes, add your kale and stir to combine
  6. Season to taste and serve!


I LOVE serving this with some toasty, crusty bread. I slice a french loaf and spread both sides with butter, bake the bread in a 350 degree oven until golden brown, and then I rub a clove of raw garlic across the top of each slice. Heaven!