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Scotch Broth

Preparation: 10 mins

Cooking: 120 mins

Serves 4, costs under £2.00


  • 2 (160g) Carrots
  • ¼ (250g) Turnip
  • 1 (150g) Onion
  • 1 Stick (30g) Celery
  • 1 (160g) Leek
  • ½ Cup (100g) Pearl Barley
  • 2 Pints (1,200ml) Water
  • 2 (20g) Reduced Salt Stock Cube (Vegetable Or Chicken)
  • 1 Pinch Ground Black Pepper

Allergy Disclaimer

Always check the label of each ingredient for allergy warnings.


  1. Peel carrots, onion and turnip.  Remove outer layer of leek and wash celery.
  2. Dice all vegetables.
  3. Place vegetables in a large pan and add boiling water. Add stock cubes and pearl barley to the pan and stir, allowing stock cubes to fully dissolve.
  4. Once water is boiling reduce heat and simmer until barley is soft, approximately 2-3 hours.
  5. Add black pepper to taste. More water can be added if necessary.

Nutritional Information

Per 100g
Per 404g serving (% ref. intake)

Energy Kcals
154.00 (8.00%)
Energy Kj
646.00 (8.00%)
Total Fat
1.20g (2.00%)
Saturated Fat
0.00g (1.00%)
Total Sugars
7.70g (9.00%)
NSP Fibre
0.80g (13.00%)

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