This soup is brimming over with flavor from fresh vegetable goodness and loads of dill. Serve it as a first course; or add crusty bread and a salad and enjoy it as a meal!
Prep time: 30 minutes
Mushroom and Barley Soup
By December 17, 2013Published:
- 8-10 Servings
- 1 hr 30 mins
- 6 Carrots
- 1 Large Leek
- 1 Large Onion
- 1 Large Parsnip
- 1 Pound White Potatoes
- 1 Pound Mushrooms
- 1/2 Cup Barley
- 6 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
- 8 Cups Parve Chicken/Vegetable Stock/water
- 3 Bay Leaves
- 4 Tablespoons Fresh Dill Chopped
- Salt and Pepper to Taste
- 12 Cup Soup Pot
- Halve leek lengthwise and wash carefully. Slice white and pale green parts. Set aside.
- Peel onion, parsnip and turnip. Dice vegetables and add to leeks.
- Peel carrots and cut them into ¼ inch slices. Add to other vegetables.
- Wipe, trim stems and slice mushrooms. Add to vegetables.
- Peel and dice potatoes. Set aside.
- Heat oil in soup pot over medium flame. Add vegetables and sauté until onions are translucent. Add potatoes, barley, stock, and bay leaves to the pot. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cover pot. Cook one hour or until vegetables are very tender. Add dill. Taste. Add salt and pepper as needed. Serve hot.
- Note: As with other soups made with grains, it is best to strain the broth from the solids when you make the soup a day in advance of serving it. If you choose not to do this, know that the barley will absorb much of the liquid and the soup will thicken. In this case, you can add more stock to thin the soup until it reaches the desired consistency.