Beet & Barley Vegetable Soup

Beet & Barley Vegetable Soup

Beet & Barley Vegetable Soup is a delicious and easy soup to make and is lovely to enjoy during the late summer or early fall once the weather begins to cool off. Beets are a magnificent source of Vitamin A, C, Manganese, and Potassium and pair well with an otherwise straightforward barley veggie soup. For this recipe, we used the quick pearl barley, so if you use a whole grain barely, the soup will have to simmer longer and you may want to add an additional cup of broth as the barely soaks it up.


Serves: 6 Time: 45-50 minutes

Beet & Barley Vegetable Soup

  • 4 medium-large beets
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1/2 cup peas, frozen or fresh
  • 1/2 large yellow onion, diced
  • 1 small yellow squash, thinly chopped
  • 2-3 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 cup quick pearl barley
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/4 tsp dried sage
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


  1. In a stovetop pot, add enough water to cover the beets. Place on the stove and bring the beets to a boil, boiling for about 20 minutes or until they’ve softened.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare the remaining vegetables for your soup.
  3. In a large pot, set heat to medium-high and begin to sauté the onion and celery, stir together constantly and cook together for about 5-7 minutes, adding a splash of broth if needed to deglaze the pot. Then, add the carrot, peas, and squash.
  4. Continue stirring the vegetables together for about another 5 minutes, then add in the seasonings, bay leaves, and vegetable broth.
  5. Allow the soup to simmer on medium while you drain the beets, peel off the skin, and chop them into 1/2 – 1/4 inch quarter slices.
  6. Add the beets to the soup along with the barley. Bring the heat up to high and allow the soup to reach a boil and cook for 7 minutes once boiling.
  7. Reduce heat to low, cover with a lid and allow it to simmer for another 10-12 minutes.
  8. Once your veggies have softened and the barley is cooked, your soup is ready to be removed from the heat.
  9. Serve and enjoy!

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