We bring you a hearty vegan soup with fresh spinach, wholesome barley, crunchy pears, and dairy-free crème fraîche. Ready in less than 30 minutes, this recipe doesn't require much work, but it packs big flavour. Let's take a quick a look at what makes this soup special.
The flavour. We layered the comforting flavours of peas, spinach, and pearl barley, with that of sugary and crunchy pears. We love this contrast as it gives us a soup that is still very much homey but with a tad of complexity that makes every spoonful stand out.
The fibres. Nothing says "healthy" as much as fibre-rich food. Spinach, pears, and barley all have lots of dietary fibres that will fill you up and aid your digestion.
The creaminess. Creamy, warm, and hearty. That's the good stuff! We blended all the base ingredients into a smooth velouté soup and topped everything off with a swirl of low-fat, vegan crème fraîche. Yum!
Overall, our barley and spinach soup makes a full meal with a hearty yet exciting flavour and a balanced nutritional profile. From a big bowl, you'll get 60% RDI for fibres, 28% RDI for proteins, and 20% RDI of carbs. Great for a weekend lunch or cosy dinner!