All sorts of colourful veggies in this vegan carb-up sweet potato barley stew recipe! With orange, purple, red, and green, you can be sure you’re getting a good nutritional range. Bump up the protein with by topping with a vegan tofu sour cream or Greek yogurt if you’re not vegan.

Vegan Carb-Up Sweet Potato Barley Soup Recipe



  1. Heat oil in Instant Pot to Sauté on high. Add oil onions, peppers and cabbage and a a generous sprinkle of salt. Sauté until veggies are softened, around 2-3 minutes, then add garlic and spices and sauté until fragrant, around 1-2 minutes.

  2. Add broth and sweet potatoes and bring to a boil. Once boiling, change the setting to the ‘Slow Cooker’ cooker on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours. While the stew is cooking, stir occasionally. Add barley halfway through the cooking time. Serve in bowls topped with vegan tofu sour cream or 0% fat Greek yogurt (if not vegan), and roast soy beans.

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