Even though I did not have cabbage in my garden to make Cabbage and Barley Rice Soup I was still so excited that my garden produced beautiful veggies.
Still, it was fantastic to pick some fresh produce and cook with it for my family.
Those green monsters, as well as bunnies and birds, ate a lot of it.
I guess that’s okay, next time I will be more prepared as this was my first real-real garden.
Most of the ingredients that you see in the pictures are either from our garden or organic. By the way, those yummy red tomatoes are from my neighbour.
They have the sweetest and juiciest tomatoes ever, so he always brings us during summertime. Don’t I have the best neighbour?
I just wish mine turn out like that. Seriously, they are so good that I eat them like an apple.
I really hope you give this simple soup a try because it is delicious, but I understand that it is not everybody’s cup of tea.
I need something spicy with it for example to give more heat and flavour, my daughter loves it with onions and boys to dip bread in and eat it with pickles.
If you are a cabbage lover, this soup is for you, plus it is very healthy and light.
On the other hand, you CAN add bacon, smoked sausage/meat in it to give you that smoky flavour.
We love it like that too, and it is not bad at all however since we try to have sometimes clean meals, I omitted bacon or any meat.
So it is truly very healthy soup. However, you may add any meat that you wish. These few days have been a little colder than usual.
Actually, it’s very unusual to have a temp in 70’s F in mid of July so comforting soup is just what we needed.
Now, if you don’t like barley rice, you can add few cubed potatoes, brown rice, lentils or rice, but we love barley so that’s why I am adding it most often.
If you get inspired and make Cabbage and Barley Rice Soup, please tag me on Instagram. @sandraseasycooking with hashtag #sandraseasycooking. Thank you!