Vegetable Stew Recipe

5 from 2 votes

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This Summer Vegetable Stew Recipe with Barley is light, filling, super easy to whip up, low in fat, and high in fiber! Give it a whirl!

Guys this summer Vegetable Stew Recipe is so dang good. It’s really light, delicious, and healthy! I found barley for $0.77 a pound at the store the other day, so I got some and made this! Super simple, packed with veggies and fiber. Your family will love it 🙂

Summer Vegetable Stew in a bowl

Vegetable Stew Recipe Ingredients

This Vegetable Stew Recipe requires just a few basic ingredients, when combined, create a medley of light and delicious flavors. Here’s what you need:

  • Olive Oil, Onion, and Garlic – the holy trinity of soups! Simple ingredients that make a great base.
  • Pearl Barley – this is where all of that healthy fiber comes in. You can find pearl barley near the rice and beans. If you can’t find it there, check the bulk section!
  • Chicken Stock – or beef broth or vegetable broth if you want this to be a vegetarian meal.
  • Bay Leaves, Basil, Thyme, Salt, and Pepper – seasonings galore! Season and taste as you go, then adjust as you like.
  • Tomatoes, Zucchini, and Carrots – these are the three main vegetables in this stew. More on veggies below 🙂
  • Parmesan Cheese – I like to grate some fresh parmesan cheese on top for a little bit more flavor, and because it looks pretty.

Can I Use Different Vegetables?

You absolutely can use different vegetables for this Vegetable Stew! Use a combination of what you have on hand or go shopping for a specific blend of veggies you have in mind. Just remember that some vegetables require more time to cook than others.

Summer Vegetable Stew in a bowl

How to Make Vegetable Stew

This Vegetable Stew Recipe could not get any easier!  For full details see the recipe card down below.

  1. In a large pot, heat oil. Saute onions to soften. Stir in garlic and pearl barley. Cook another minute.
  2. Pour in chicken stock and spices, stir, cover and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add in the veggies and simmer another couple of minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings. Ladle into bowls and top with real parmesan cheese and fresh basil.

taking a spoonful of vegetable stew

More Soup Recipes to Try!

Consider making this warm and healthy Vegetable Stew Recipe whenever the craving hits. Even during summer!

The printable recipe card is below, enjoy and have a good day 🙂

5 from 2 votes

Vegetable Stew Recipe

This Summer Vegetable Stew Recipe with Barley is light, filling, super easy to whip up, low in fat, and high in fiber! Give it a whirl!
servings 4 servings
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup pearl barley
  • 6 cups chicken stock or vegetable stock
  • 2 small bay leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 can petite diced tomatoes
  • 2 small zucchinis diced
  • 2 cups carrot diced
  • Parmesan cheese for garnish, optional
  • fresh basil for garnish, optional

Instructions

  • In large pot, heat oil over medium heat. Saute onions to soften, about 3 minutes. Stir in garlic and pearl barley. Cook another minute.
  • Pour in chicken stock and spices, stir, cover and bring to boil. Reduce heat to simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add in the veggies and simmer another 15 minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings. Ladle into bowls and top with real parmesan cheese and fresh basil.

Nutrition

Calories: 456kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 708mg | Potassium: 1319mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 11110IU | Vitamin C: 34.4mg | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 4mg
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: vegetable stew recipe
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10 Responses
  1. nicole @ I am a Honey Bee

    I can’t beleive that I just listened to that song. It’s going to be stuck in my head all day now!!!!!

    soup looks awesome!

  2. Anna @ Hidden Ponies

    Good to know I’m not the only one who thinks soups and stews sound like a good idea in the summer. Hope the single parenting stint goes by quickly!

  3. Jen

    5 stars
    I just made this and it is so yummy! I had all fresh veggies from the farmer’s market (and added some green beans). I also used lentils instead of barley to give it some protein for a main dish. Thanks for the recipe!

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