Chunky Vegetable Soup

Chunky Vegetable Soup
Feel great with this hearty soup packed full of veg. You can throw in any leftover veg you've got.
Serves 4  / 
Prep 10 mins  / 
Cook 1hr 5 mins


100g pearl barley
2 tbsp olive oil
1 leek or onion, trimmed and finely chopped
1 1/2 tbsp medium curry powder
2 tsp ground coriander
4 carrots, peeled and cut into small pieces
2 sticks celery, cut into small pieces
1/2 swede, peeled and cut into small pieces
1 parsnip, peeled and cut into small pieces
1 potato, peeled and cut into small pieces
400g tin Honest Value chopped tomatoes
1.5-1.8 litres vegetable stock, made with 1/2 stock cube
1 tbsp tomato puree


In a small pan boil the pearl barley for 25 minutes
Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large pan and cook the leek or onion for 5 minutes until soft
Add the spices to the leek or onion and cook for a minute or two
Add the carrots, celery, swede, parsnip and potato and cook for 10 minutes
Add the chopped tomatoes, pearl barley, stock and tomato puree, and cook gently for 30 minutes
Sprinkle over herbs, if using