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Lentil Barley Soup

Rated as 4.42 out of 5 Stars

"'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 degrees F days, which are not uncommon here!'"
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Ingredients

1 h 20 m servings
Original recipe yields 12 servings

Directions

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  1. In a soup kettle or Dutch oven, saute onion, celery and garlic in margarine 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.

Footnotes

  • 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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Most helpful positive review

This was a really good soup. I made a few changes: instead of the vegetable soup mix and water, I used chicken broth; I added cumin to taste to add a little smokey flavor; I added diced baby pot...

Most helpful critical review

Quite bland.

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This was a really good soup. I made a few changes: instead of the vegetable soup mix and water, I used chicken broth; I added cumin to taste to add a little smokey flavor; I added diced baby pot...

When I think "soup", I think onions, celery and carrots. They're in here. When I think "winter", I think barley (or rice). In here. And when I think "favorite family foods", I think lentils. In ...

This is a fantastic winter meal - easy, healthy, delicious, and filling. I've made it a couple of times now. I use olive oil instead of margerine and chicken broth (or vegetable broth for a ve...

This soup has GREAT texture! It tastes very fresh, not too tomato-ey. I like a lot of broth in my soup, so I added an extra cup of water and and extra 1/2 packet of vegetable soup mix I had in t...

I really liked this recipe. I modified it by using vegetable broth as a base instead of water and soup mix. I also added zucchini, which was a nice touch.

This is auper recipe for "pre-diabetics" like me who are trying to adjust lifestyle .... lentils and barley have super low Glycemic index. I made the recipe...adding carrots very late (al dente...

Great soup! I used homemade veggie broth and skipped the veggie soup mix, used vegetable oil in place of margarine, and added a few spices: 1 Tbsp. thyme, 1 Tbsp. cumin, 1 tsp. parsley, and 1 ...

Soup was very good and filling. Changes I made...sauted onion,etc. in 1 tsp. olive oil, added 1 tsp. cumin, a little more water, a medium zucchini and a few handfuls of chopped kale. I wanted ...

An excellent recipe. I must adsmit that I used leek soup mix instead of plain vegetable, and butter instead of margarine. I also make a soup that is rather different but of similar ingredients...