Vegan Pearl Barley Stew With Vegetables

Cooks in 40 minutes

Warm-up your winter with this delicious Vegan Pearl Barley Stew With Vegetables. Hearty and nourishing dish, perfect for a cold winter evening. Ready on the table to eat in an hour, this dish can be enjoyed any night of the week. It’s a great meatless meal thanks to a healthy dose of barley, and It’s also super filling.

Vegan Pearl Barley Stew With Vegetables

You will need

  • Large pot


Serves 4
  • 1 red bell pepper, roughly chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, roughly chopped
  • 250 g (9 oz) carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 leek, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium size onion, diced
  • 150 g (5 1/2 oz) pearl barley
  • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 400 ml (14 fl oz) chopped tinned tomatoes
  • 1 litre (1 3/4 pint) of vegetable bouillon or water
  • 3 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 tsp of ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp of ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp of ground coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp of ground turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp of ground ginger
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Salt


  • 4 tbsp of cashew nuts, roughly crushed

Preparation Method

60 minutes
  1. Place a large pot with thick bottom over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil and saute chopped onion, garlic and leek until they softened. Add carrots into the pot and continue cooking for further 5 minutes stirring occasionally.
  2. Add peppers and all spices into the pot and cook for about 3 minutes. Then pour vegetable bouillon and tinned tomatoes. Bring the vegan stew to a simmer and add the pearl barley. Season with another pinch of black pepper and salt. Continue simmer for 40 minutes or until the pearl barley is cooked.
  3. Once the barley is soft, taste Vegan Pearl Barley Stew With Vegetables and adjust seasoning. Ladle into the bowl and serve with crushed cashew nuts.

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