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Bacon Leek and Barley Soup Recipe

Bacon, barley and leek soup

Published: March 6, 2018 at 11:55 am
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Check out this hearty bacon, barley and leek soup. This simple yet warming soup is low in calories and easy to make. A great rejuvenating recipe

  • Low calorie
Nutrition:
HighlightNutrientUnit
low inkcal278
fat12.9g
saturates3.3g
carbs17.6g
sugars4.9g
fibre5.7g
protein19.9g
salt2.3g
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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 rashers unsmoked back bacon, chopped
  • 2 large leeks, chopped
  • 2 carrots, diced small
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1.2 litres chicken stock
  • 4 tbsp pearl barley
  • a small handful flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • to serve  crusty bread

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat the olive oil in a large pan then add the bacon and leeks, and cook until the leeks have softened. Add the carrots and celery, and cook for another 5 minutes. Add the stock and barley. Bring to a simmer, then cook for 15-20 minutes or until the barley is just tender. Stir in the parsley and serve with crusty bread.

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