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Tomato, barley and beans soup

Preparation time: 10-15 minutes

Cooking time: 20 à 30 minutes

Servings: 4



1 knob of butter
½ medium onion or a small onion
2 cans of diced tomato 
3 carrots, sliced
½ cup hulled or pearled barley
1 liter of vegetable broth
1 can (398 ml) of red or black beans, drained and rinsed


Spices :

2 bay leaves
2 tsp basil 
½ tsp oregano
¼ tsp crushed chili
Salt, pepper to taste


  1. In a large pot, melt a knob of butter and sauté the onions at a medium-high heat for 2 minutes. 
  2. In a small bowl, mix all the spices.
  3. Add the diced tomatoes, carrots, barley and vegetable broth to the pot. Mix and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Add all the spices to the cauldron and adjust seasoning if necessary. Mix.
  5. Bring to boil then reduce heat to medium.
  6. Lightly cover and cook for 20 to 30 minutes.
  7. 10 minutes from the end, add the canned beans. Mix, then finish cooking.


Avril recommends developing this recipe with organic and local foods whenever possible.