Sweet Potato Barley Vegetable Soup

This is a quick vegetable soup to make when you get home from a long day at work. Fortunately, you should have most of the ingredients in your pantry or freezer! Best of all it makes up such a big batch, you will have leftovers for lunch!

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Sweet Potato Barley Vegetable Soup

  • Author: theperksofbeingus
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 Servings 1x


  • 1 cup uncooked barley
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 32 oz containers of vegetable broth
  • 2 cans chopped tomatoes
  • 2 cans canelli beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 bag frozen peas and carrots
  • 1 bag frozen corn
  • Sea salt
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • A few pinches Red pepper flakes
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried Italian herbs
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried ancho chili powder


  1. Cook Barley according to instructions. While barley is cooking, prep other ingredients.
  2. Heat up oil in a 7 quart Dutch oven, or large pot. Add onions, and stir, allowing to sweat for a few minutes.
  3. Toss in the garlic, continue to stir, for about 2 minutes
  4. Pour in both containers of broth. Add in sweet potatoes and bring to a low boil.
  5. Cook for about 5 minutes, checking that sweet potatoes are tender, but not over cooked.
  6. Season with salt and fresh cracked pepper. Add in herbs, ancho powder and chili flakes
  7. Add frozen vegetables and allow to cook for 3 minutes.
  8. Dump in beans,  and tomatoes, including juice. Stir in cooked barley.
  9. Adjust seasoning. At this point, soup can continue to simmer, or be served.

  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: barley, healthy, soup, sweet potato, vegan, vegatarian, vegetable

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