We make this every summer with vegetables from our garden. Our children love to help make this soup and eat it too. I like to double this recipe and freeze the leftovers. You can use any 5 cups of veggies that you like, we just happen to like the carrot/zucchini/cabbage combo.
- In a large kettle add oil, garlic and onions heat until onions are transparent.
- Add barley, carrots, zucchini, cabbage, water,parsley and bay leaf bring to boil.
- Simmer until barley is tender.
- Add sugar, salt, pepper, and tomatoes cook 15 minutes longer then serve.