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Mushroom barley soup with Swiss chards

Soups are always a huge favorite. It wraps us in a warm blanket inside and out 😀 The curry powder seasoning also provides a kick and a surprise element.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Fusion
Servings: 8


  • InstantPot


  • 1 small Onion chopped
  • 3 pods Garlic chopped
  • 2 cups Tomatoes chopped
  • 2 cups Mushrooms chopped
  • 2 cups Swiss chards packed - to cook
  • 1 cup Swiss chards to wilt on top
  • 2 cups Vegetable broth low-sodium
  • 1 cup Pearl barley
  • 1 tbsp Curry powder seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp french Thyme seasoning
  • 2 tbsps Olive oil


  • Heat the InstantPot on Saute mode, add olive oil, onions and garlic and stir
  • Add the curry powder and thyme seasoning powders to allow the flavors to fry in the oil
  • Add mushrooms, barley, tomatoes, Swiss chards and vegetable broth; Mix well, season with salt
  • Cook on pressure for 10 minutes; Let cool down naturally for 15 minutes
  • Add the remaining Swiss chards and put the lid back and let it wilt for 5 minutes
  • Serve with crostini on the side