This Winter recipe we’ve found is an easy Veggie and Barely Soup that can be made in your slow cooker.

It’s a chop it up, chuck it in and forget style of recipe and it’s also Vegan.

It’s easy to prep and you can even chop it all up the night before and store it in your fridge so it’s ready to pop into the crock pot first thing in the morning. Makes for a very yummy dinner that evening.


Veggie and Barley Soup

Recipe Card

5 from 1 vote
Veggie and Barley Soup
Veggie and Barley Vegan Soup
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
8 hrs
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Australian
Keyword: Slow Cooker Meals, vegan, vegetarian
Servings: 6
Calories: 250 kcal
  • 800 g of pumpkin seeds removed and cut into 2 cm cubes
  • 250 g of red sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 2 cm cubes
  • 1 medium onion finely diced or crushed in the wizz
  • 2 carrots cut into circles
  • 2 celery stick sliced finely
  • 4 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 cup of pearl barley rinsed
  • 1 tin crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • ¼ cup chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 1500 ml Vegetable stock salt reduced
  • 750 ml of water
  1. Put all the ingredients into the slow cooker bowl and mix together to roughly combine.
  2. Pop the bowl into the slow cooker appliance.
  3. Place the lid on and turn the slow cooker on to low and cook for 8 hours.
  4. Serve with crusty bread or toasted sour dough topped with pesto and season to taste.
Nutrition Facts
Veggie and Barley Vegan Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 250 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 1057mg46%
Potassium 916mg26%
Carbohydrates 58g19%
Fiber 11g46%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 26436IU529%
Vitamin C 45mg55%
Calcium 121mg12%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

*Just a small tip that I found helpful.  Cutting up two onions can make you cry so I opted to cut them slightly chunkier. After cooking the larger onion pieces became a little tough and I prefer the onion to be cut really finely or even minced in a kitchen wizz.


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About Sonya

Veggie and Barley Soup 1Helloooo, I'm Sonya and I'm one of those late starter's in the exercise department. (but you know you're never too late to start). A retired beauty therapist who likes geeking out in the online world, loves 4-legged fury friends, baking and gardening.