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Chunky Peasant-style Soup


  • 2 tbls olive oil

  • 1 leek, white part only finely sliced

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed

  • 1 carrot, diced

  • 2 celery stalks, diced

  • 1 zucchini, diced

  • ½ cup barley, washed

  • 1 tbls thyme leaves

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1 tsp dried oregano

  • 1 litre fish stock

  • ½ cup brown rice pasta (shells)

  • Sea salt and cracked pepper

  • 1 cup italian parsley leaves


  • 1.

    In a soup pot saute the leek in the olive oil unitl soft. Then add the garlic and cook for another 30 seconds.

  • 2.

    Now add your vegetables and stir to coat them in the oil. Then the barley, herbs and stock.

  • 3.

    Bring to the boil then drop to a simmer for about 30 minutes or until the barley is almost cooked. Taste for seasoning.

  • 4.

    Lastly add the pasta and let it cook to al dente. Serve garnished with roughly chopped parsley.

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Posted by CooketteReport
Hello. I had so much trouble finding this recipe. I recall you called it a "broth" but couldn't remember anything else. I remembered some ingredients but I had to trawl through all your recipes to find this one. Couldn't there be an easier search option, like an A - Z of ingredients?