Comfort Recipe: Scotch Broth Soup

 This This is a traditional soup recipe which I adapted for NJFV.

 Always seems to be the right choice when ‘under the weather’ especially when ahhhhem….. chicken soup is not a preference or option.

This one’s for you  Sheep, do take care of yourself and I hope that a pot of this simmering soup will help you get back on track. I know it’s hot in Maine but there’s never a bad time for soup, is there?    🙂

Here’s the recipe, enjoy…..


 A remake of a traditional family favorite. Serves 6 generously.

3 T. vegetable or olive oil

1 large onion, finely diced

4 carrots, finely diced

3 stalks celery, finely diced

2-3 cloves garlic, finely minced (opt.)

1 C. sliced mushrooms (opt.)

¼ C. uncooked pearl or pot barley, thoroughly rinsed and drained

6 C. vegetable soup stock

2 T. chopped fresh parsley

½-1  teas. sea salt , to taste

¼- ½  teas. freshly ground pepper, to taste

1-2  teas. Mrs. Dash Original Blend OR Spike Seasoning Blend

½ C. TVP – (textured vegetable protein crumbles)

In a large soup pot, heat oil over medium heat, add vegetables and sauté for 5 minutes. Add barley and all remaining ingredients except TVP and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer over low heat for 1 hour. Add TVP for the last 10 minutes of cooking. Adjust seasonings and serve. 

Recipe from Not Just for Vegetarians by Geraldine Hartman.   All rights reserved.

6 responses

  1. I feel better just looking at it! Today was a “trying” day at school and I’m sort of thinking that soup would have made a better dinner than what I ended up with. Happily, I’m feeling a bit better than yesterday so we may be turning the corner on The Fall Cold ’07!

  2. That soup looks delicious!

  3. Nursing a cold myself right now and I can almost taste that soup. Now if there was only someone to make it for me. 🙂 Actually I have most of the ingredients and a bunch of dry beans are soaking in a pot as we speak…maybe I’ll modify it a little and have a go!

  4. Oh yea!! It’s soup time here in VA too. Warm days, cool and cold nights. I’ll have to get your book out and make my grocery list!!!

  5. Tried this one last night. Easy to make and very tasty!

  6. Hi Sheep, The main thing is,you are feeling better. 🙂

    Hi Beth, ’tis!

    Hi Caroline, Adapting can be fun! Need the barley to make it “scotch” broth though. 😉

    Hi Diana, My kind of weather. Hope you are enjoying NJFV.

    Hi Richard, Welcome and thanks for the feedback.

    Happy Cooking, G

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