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Lamb and barley soup

This one-pot lamb and barley soup couldn't be easier to make, is packed full of nourishing veggies and deserves some good crusty bread to be served on the side.

Serves 4

Prep Time 15 min

Cooking Time 40 min


  • Cooking oil spray
  • 400g lean lamb leg steaks, cut into small chunks
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 75g pearl barley
  • 500g mixed root vegetables, such as potatoes, parsnips and swede, peeled and diced
  • 1.25 litres hot stock, made with 3tsp reduced-salt lamb or vegetable stock powder
  • 1tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1tsp dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 175g frozen peas
  • Wholemeal baguette (about 200g), to serve
  • Basil leaves, to garnish (optional)


  1. Spray a large non-stick saucepan with oil and set over a medium heat. Add the lamb and cook until evenly browned. Add the onion, barley and diced root veg and cook for 5 min. Add the stock, worcestershire sauce, dried thyme and bay leaf. Stir, then cover with a lid and simmer for 20 min. Add the peas and simmer, covered, for another 10 min.
  2. Ladle the soup into 4 bowls, discarding the bay leaf, and sprinkle with ground black pepper. Serve with the wholemeal baguette, garnished with basil leaves, if you like.

Nutrition per serving

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448 31.9g 11.4g 4.1g 10.9g 8.6g 1.9g 150mg 58.4g 5.6mg

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