I love making things that I know my kids will eat. Barley soup is so rich and filling and my kids always eat it with joy. Even my 18-month baby. This soup is just a winner. So simple and so delicious.
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1). Heat up oil in a deep soup pot. Add the onion and carrots and sauté for 3-5 minutes.
2). Add the diced tomato, mix for a minute and add all the rest of the spices. Mix for 30 seconds and add the barley.
3). Add lots of water and cook for an hour. Now add the tomato paste and mix until completely melted. Adjust salt and pepper and cook until barley is nice and soft and the texture is nice and rich. (Feel free to add water as needed. Barley drinks water fast!)
Just made this tonight. I added a red pepper and a jalapeño. Oh my goodness, this is such a delicious soup!
I forgot to mention I also added a cup of red lentils for protein 😃
So so smart. Love the idea. Perfect!
Thanks so so much for trying it out!