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Savory Lentil Barley Soup Recipe

"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. YIELD: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

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).

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 125 calories, 1g fat (0g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 405mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 5g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable.

Reviews for Savory Lentil Barley Soup

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MY REVIEW
Katie26
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."

MY REVIEW
nybsbfan18
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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