Bacon Leek and Barley Soup Recipe

Bacon, barley and leek soup

  • serves 4
  • Easy

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



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


  • 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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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 278
  • Fat 12.9g
  • Saturates 3.3g
  • Carbs 17.6g
  • Sugars 4.9g
  • Fibre 5.7g
  • Protein 19.9g
  • Salt 2.3g