Lentil Barley Soup

Lentil Barley Soup

Servings 6
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  • Prep Time : 30 min
  • Cook Time : 60 min
  • Ready Time : 1 hour, 30 min

This is my version of a very classic soup. It is very hearty, and contains just the right balance of vegetables, grains, and legumes. This is one of my favorite winter dishes.

Ingredients Directions
  • 2 cups onions diced
  • 2 cups celery thinly sliced
  • 8 ounce portabella mushroom thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups pearled barley
  • 1 1/2 cups green or brown lentils
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup worcestershire sauce
  • 7 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 cup parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste

In a large stockpot, sauté onions and celery in olive oil over high heat for 5-10 minutes. Add mushrooms and continue sautéing until most of liquid from mushrooms has evaporated. Add carrots and continue cooking another 5 minutes. Next add the lentils, barley, diced tomatoes, vegetable broth, and seasonings. Turn heat to medium-high. Simmer for about 40-50 minutes, until lentils are soft. Serve warm with crusty bread.

Posted August 20, 2010 by robfelty