Saturday, December 5, 2009

Hearty, Healthy & Cheap: Barley and Lentil Soup

Here is a recipe with all the qualities I love. It's super healthy, super easy, it sticks-to-your-ribs, and it's inexpensive. Oh, and it's very, very tasty, too! In the photo, I served it with a big slice of bread machine whole wheat bread. Yumm-a-ramma!

Barley and Lentil Soup

1 c. onion, chopped
1 c. celery, chopped
2 c. carrots, sliced thin
1/8 t. garlic powder
1 x 14-oz. can diced tomatoes
1/4 c. lentils
3/4 c. pearl or hulled barley
7 c. water
3 vegetarian or chicken bouillon cubes, or 3 t. granules
1/2 t. dried rosemary, crushed
3/4 t. dried oregano, crushed
1/4 or more pepper

Add all ingredients to heavy soup pot. Cook 40 minutes or more until vegetables and barley are tender.



  1. This looks so delicious Margery. I have about (1) bowl left of a soup that I made a last week. We ate half the batch and froze half the batch. It didn't stay in the freezer long before I wanted more. I love hearty soups in the winter,

    I made barley a few weeks ago for the first time in the crock pot. I overcooked it. (What a disaster). I will try your recipe soon. Thanks for sharing.

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