Vegetable Soup Recipe

Delicious Restaurant Soup Recipe

This Vegetable Soup Recipe is a delicious restaurant soup recipe.

You'll be delighted with the subtle blend of flavors in this restaurant soup recipe.

Vegetable Soup Recipe

With Barley

Favorite Restaurant Soup Recipe

Preparation time: 30 minutes. Servings: 8.



  • 1 l/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1 l/2 teaspoon fresh, chopped garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme or 1/2 whole branch fresh thyme
  • 1/4 bay leaf
  • 1 pound white mushrooms, cleaned and quartered or thin sliced regular mushrooms
  • l/4 cup barley, uncooked
  • 2 stalks chopped celery
  • 2 large sliced carrots
  • 6 cups of chicken stock
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Dash of nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley

Option: garnish with chopped green onion


  • Place oil in a large soup pot
  • Add onions and cook over low heat 10 minutes or until wilted
  • If using dried thyme, crush it to release the flavor, and add with the garlic and bay leaf
  • Add the mushrooms and cook for 20 minutes over medium heat, stirring
  • Add the barley, celery, carrots and broth
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 25-30 minutes or until vegetables and barley are tender, skimming any foam that rises to the top
  • Remove thyme branch and bay leaf
  • Season to taste with salt, pepper and nutmeg
  • Stir in the parsley just before serving the soup
  • Ladle the soup into your soup bowls and if you like green onion, garnish the soup with a few and ENJOY!

If you like a thicker soup increase barley to 1/2 cup and add more carrots.

This vegetable barley restaurant soup recipe is enhanced when served with dinner rolls or cornbread!

Here's something else you can do with this restaurant soup recipe. For a totally vegetarian soup, substitute vegetable stock for the chicken stock and the soup will turn out just as fabulous!

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Did you know? Barley is a wonderfully versatile cereal grain with a rich nut-like flavor and an appealing chewy, pasta-like consistency. Its appearance resembles wheat berries, although it is slightly lighter in color.

Sprouted barley is naturally high in maltose, a sugar that serves as the basis for both malt syrup sweetener.

When fermented, barley is used as an ingredient in beer and other alcoholic beverages.