- Total recipe cost | R 31.27
- Servings | 6
- Portion cost | R 5.21
It may not look like much, but this super filling vegan soup is filled with flavour -and it really only takes a few simple ingredients. How great is that?
Don’t worry about peeling your veggies | No really, not even the carrots. Just give them a quick wash and get on with the chopping.
If you’re tired of chopping | You could always substitute a can of chopped tomatoes, but that’ll raise the cost to R 41.76 – for a portion cost of R 6.96. That’s still pretty cheap.
If you don’t have any apple cider vinegar | Use whatever vinegar or lemon juice you have on hand. It enhances the richness of the tomatoes.
If you don’t have Italian herbs | Substitute any combination of dried basil, oregano, thyme and rosemary. It’s much the muchness.
How to make this vegan recipe even cheaper
It’s really difficult to make this soup much cheaper, but you could try these options:
- Use more water and less stock. As long as there’s a fair amount of the stock, you’ll get a good flavour.
- Mix and match veggies based on what’s in season – and about to go off in your fridge. Just about anything will work in this vegan barley soup.