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Savory Lentil Barley Soup Recipe

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"I get frequent requests from my family for this thick, full-flavored soup in the winter," reports Myrtle Brandt of Morris, Manitoba, "especially on -35° days, which are not uncommon here!"
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 1 hour 5 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 1 hour 5 min.
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3/4 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 quarts water
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 package (1.7 ounces) vegetable soup mix
  • 3/4 cup dried lentils, rinsed
  • 3/4 cup medium pearl barley
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat Swiss cheese, optional

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Analysis: One 1-cup serving (prepared without cheese) equals 125 calories, 405 mg sodium, trace cholesterol, 23 gm carbohydrate, 5 gm protein, 1 gm fat. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable.

Directions

  1. In a soup kettle or Dutch oven, saute onion, celery and garlic in butter until tender. Add water, tomatoes, soup mix, lentils, barley and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 45 minutes or until lentils and barley are tender. Add carrots; simmer 20-25 minutes longer or until the carrots are tender. Garnish with cheese if desired. Yield: 12 servings (3 quarts).
Originally published as Lentil Barley Soup in Taste of Home February/March 1999, p17

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Analysis: One 1-cup serving (prepared without cheese) equals 125 calories, 405 mg sodium, trace cholesterol, 23 gm carbohydrate, 5 gm protein, 1 gm fat. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable.

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Reviewed Apr. 11, 2012

I make this recipe during Great Lent. It's delicious! I've had many requests for the recipe and I'm always happy to share.

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Reviewed Jun. 4, 2009

hi,

can this recipe be made into a crockpot recipe?

how much rinsing of the dried beans do i have to do?

diane

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