ThermOMG Recipes

Inspiring recipes for the Thermomix 

Quick Minestrone Barley Soup

It is a wet, horrible day in Perth today and I decided at 7.30am that my kids would much prefer a hot bowl of soup for lunch then a cheesymite so I quicky put this together and it was done in under 40 minutes.  Glad I did too because I enjoyed it for lunch also.  Eb x

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  • 2 carrots
  • 1 celery stick
  • ½ zucchini
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 1 handful basil
  • 4 bacon rashers (shortcut) optional
  • 2 spring onions sliced
  • 1 tin borlotti beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 tin tomatoes (400g)
  • 700g water
  • 2 heaped spoonfuls of vegetable stock
  • 80g pearled barley
  • 2 bay leaves

Add carrots and celery to the bowl and chop on Speed 5 for 2 seconds.  SET ASIDE

Add zucchini and basil to bowl and chop on Speed 4 for 2 seconds.  SET ASIDE.

Add garlic and bacon to bowl and chop on Speed 5 for 2 seconds.  Add spring onions and a dash of oil and cook for 4 minutes at 100deg Speed 1.

Add all other ingredients and cook for 30 minutes at 100degs Reverse Speed 1.