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Winter Vegetable Soup

This winter vegetable soup is the perfect cozy lunch or dinner for those chilly winter temperatures! 

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • 2 Medium Carrots peeled and chopped
  • 2 Medium Parsnips peeled and chopped
  • 2 Large Celery Stalks chopped
  • 1/2 White Onion chopped
  • 1 Leek chopped, the white and light green parts
  • Neutral Vegetable Oil
  • 4 Cups Vegetable Broth
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 1 Tsp Dried Thyme
  • 1 Tsp Dried Parsley
  • 1/4 Tsp Turmeric
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt or more to taste
  • 1 Tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Cup Barley or wheatberries
  • Fresh Parsley for garnishing


  1. Bring a drizzle of a neutral vegetable oil (like sunflower or avocado) to medium heat. Add in the chopped carrots, parsnips, celery, onion, and leeks and sauté for about 5-10 minutes, or until softened.

  2. Then, add in all other ingredients to the pot, and stir well.

  3. Cover the pot and simmer the soup for about 45-60 minutes, or until barley (or wheatberries) are soft. 

  4. Serve hot with fresh parsley.

  5. Enjoy!