Slow Cooker Vegetable Barley Soup Recipe {Vegan}

This Slow Cooker Vegetable Barley Soup recipe couldn’t be easier. Just throw everything in the crockpot and walk away! Healthy, delicious and packed with nutrients. 164 calories and 4 Weight Watchers SP | Vegetarian | Vegan | Easy | Best | Veggie | Simple #crockpotrecipes #slowcookerrecipes #souprecipes #weightwatchers #weightwatchersrecipes #veganrecipesThis Slow Cooker Vegetable Barley Soup recipe couldn’t be easier. Just throw everything in the crockpot and walk away! Healthy, delicious and packed with nutrients. 164 calories and 4 Weight Watchers SP | Vegetarian | Vegan | Easy | Best | Veggie | Simple #crockpotrecipes #slowcookerrecipes #souprecipes #weightwatchers #weightwatchersrecipes #veganrecipes

This Slow Cooker Vegetable Barley Soup recipe couldn’t be easier. Just throw everything in the crockpot and walk away! Healthy, delicious and packed with nutrients. 164 calories and 4 Weight Watchers SP
Slow Cooker Vegetable Barley Soup Recipe…A tasty way to get a couple of servings of vegetables! 164 calories and 4 Weight Watcher Freestyle SP #vegan #weightwatchersrecipes #slowcooker #crockpotrecipes

Slow Cooker Vegetable Barley Soup Recipe…A tasty way to get a couple of servings of vegetables! 164 calories and 4 Weight Watcher Freestyle SP #vegan #weightwatchersrecipes #slowcooker #crockpotrecipes

Slow Cooker Vegetable Barley Soup Recipe {Vegan}...A tasty way to get a couple of servings of vegetables! 164 calories and 4 Weight Watcher Freestyle SPSlow Cooker Vegetable Barley Soup Recipe {Vegan}...A tasty way to get a couple of servings of vegetables! 164 calories and 4 Weight Watcher Freestyle SP

This slow cooker vegetable barley soup saved me on more than one occasion. I’ve lost count of how many times we’ve sat on the sidelines of my son’s soccer game on windy, blustery days. We barely noticed the weather while the game is on – cheering and living vicariously through every kick, pass and tackle will do that. But once we’re on our way home, all I can think of is a hot bowl of soup.

Truth be told, any of our favorite soup recipes would do. My son would vote for his favorite Pesto Turkey Tortellini Soup and my husband would opt for something like my Chicken and Rice Soup (Instant Pot).

But there is something really appealing about throwing all of the ingredients into a crockpot before the game and coming home to a piping hot, ALREADY COOKED batch of soup. Just serve and eat!

Slow Cooker Vegetable Barley Soup Recipe {Vegan}...A tasty way to get a couple of servings of vegetables! 164 calories and 4 Weight Watcher Freestyle SP

Slow Cooker Vegetable Barley Soup Recipe {Vegan}...A tasty way to get a couple of servings of vegetables! 164 calories and 4 Weight Watcher Freestyle SP

What kind of vegetables are in a vegetable barley soup?

The beauty of a crockpot vegetable soup like this is that you can throw almost any vegetable into the mix, substituting your favorites for any of the ingredients listed. Use what’s already in your fridge or freezer – frozen vegetables are great for slow cooker soups – so that you don’t have to make a separate trip to the store. I used sweet potato, carrots, onion, frozen green beans, celery and canned tomatoes, along with a scoop of pearl barley. If some of those ingredients don’t float your boat, feel free to make substitutions.

Slow Cooker Vegetable Barley Soup Recipe {Vegan}...A tasty way to get a couple of servings of vegetables! 164 calories and 4 Weight Watcher Freestyle SP

Slow Cooker Vegetable Barley Soup Recipe {Vegan}...A tasty way to get a couple of servings of vegetables! 164 calories and 4 Weight Watcher Freestyle SP

If I’m eating this for a light lunch, I’ll typically serve it alongside some whole grain crackers and hummus for an added boost of protein. You could also add beans, shredded rotisserie chicken or sautéed beef to make a more hearty dinnertime meal for your family.

Slow Cooker Vegetable Barley Soup Recipe {Vegan}...A tasty way to get a couple of servings of vegetables! 164 calories and 4 Weight Watcher Freestyle SP

Slow Cooker Vegetable Barley Soup Recipe {Vegan}...A tasty way to get a couple of servings of vegetables! 164 calories and 4 Weight Watcher Freestyle SP

Does vegetable barley soup freeze well?

This recipes makes a ton of soup (11 cups), which makes it ideal for eating then freezing. Meals for days!

Allow the soup to cool, then transfer it to freezer safe containers, such as these glass ones (affiliate link). Freeze the soup for up to 3 months.

When ready to eat, defrost the soup in the refrigerator, then gently reheat it on the stove or in the microwave.

Other healthy vegetarian recipes:

Vegetable Curry Quinoa Bowls {Cookin’ Canuck}
Whole Wheat Gnocchi with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce {Cookin’ Canuck}
Easy Vegetable Soft Tacos {Cookin’ Canuck}
Healthy Veggie Rolls {Little Broken}
Vegan Jambalaya {Simple Vegan Blog}

Slow Cooker Vegetable Barley Soup Recipe…A tasty way to get a couple of servings of vegetables! 164 calories and 4 Weight Watcher Freestyle SP #vegan #slowcooker #crockpotrecipesSlow Cooker Vegetable Barley Soup Recipe…A tasty way to get a couple of servings of vegetables! 164 calories and 4 Weight Watcher Freestyle SP #vegan #slowcooker #crockpotrecipes

Slow Cooker Vegetable Barley Soup Recipe

This Slow Cooker Vegetable Barley Soup recipe (vegan) couldn’t be easier. Just throw everything in the crockpot and walk away! Healthy, delicious and packed with nutrients. 164 calories and 4 Weight Watcher Freestyle SP

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Course: Soups

Cuisine: American

Keyword: Clean Eating, Healthy Dinners, Vegan, Vegetarian

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours

Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes

Servings: 11 Cups

Calories: 164.7kcal

Instructions

  • Combine all of the ingredients, except for the parsley, in a large (6-quart) slow cooker.

  • Cook on LOW until the barley is tender, about 8 hours.

  • Stir in the parsley. Serve.

Notes

Weight Watchers Points: 4 (Freestyle SmartPoints), 5 (Old SmartPoints), 4 (Points+)

Nutrition

Serving: 1.75Cups | Calories: 164.7kcal | Carbohydrates: 34.6g | Protein: 4.5g | Fat: 0.7g | Sodium: 505.5mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 8.5g


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This post originally published on January 6, 2016 and updated on January 27, 2020.

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