Sweet & Savory Vegetarian/Vegan Soup

“This one-pot recipe was made for the Ready, Set, Cook: Lucky #13 Cooking Contest utilizing 5 ingredients from the special list including "fresh baby carrots, frozen spinach, soy sauce, canned pineapple chunks and canned chickpeas." This soup is a delicious vegetable soup with a clear broth with a sweet and savory flavor. Note: This recipe has been corrected.”
1hr 26mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large dutch oven (5-quarts) on medium heat add cooking oil and butter.
  2. When oil begins to sizzle add and saute sliced onions until translucent, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add barley and cook for 1 minute more (stir frequently, do not let the barley burn).
  4. Add vegetable broth to dutch oven, then carrots, spinach and chickpeas.
  5. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer covered on low for 45 minutes or until carrots and barley are tender.
  6. Uncover dutch oven.
  7. Add pineapple and juice to the soup.
  8. Add and stir sesame oil and soy sauce; simmer on low for another 15 minutes.
  9. Serve and enjoy!

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