Spicy Barley and Vegetable Soup
Servings: 8
Ingredients
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2-3 Cloves Garlic Minced
  • 1 Large Onion Chopped
  • 2 Medium Carrots Chopped
  • 2 Celery Stalks Chopped
  • 3 Leeks Chopped
  • 8 Cups Vegetable Broth 2 L
  • 8 oz Cremini Mushrooms Sliced
  • 1 Can Diced Plum Tomatoes
  • 1 Cup Pearl Barley
  • 1 Scotch Bonnet Pepper Whole
  • 2 tsp Dried Thyme
  • 2 Tbsp Lime Juice
  • Salt
  • Pepper
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil over medium-high heat then add garlic and onion and saute until onion is soft, about 4-5 minutes.
  2. Add Carrots, Celery and Leeks and saute for another 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir in the vegetable broth, mushrooms, tomatoes, barley and scotch bonnet pepper.
  4. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and allow to simmer for 30 minutes.
  5. Remove the Scotch Bonnet Pepper. Add lime juice and salt and pepper to taste.