Hearty Lentil Barley Soup Recipe

Hearty Lentil Barley Soup Recipe

  • Makes: 12 Servings
  • Ready In: 1 hr 10 mins
  • Prep Time: 10-15 mins
  • Cook Time: 60 mins

Thick enough to be called stew, this hearty soup is made in a single pot.

    Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 169
  • Fat: 5g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Sodium: 831mg
  • Carbohydrates: 22g


  1. 2 cups lentils about 1 lb
    ¾ cups barley
    8 cups water or vegetable stock
    1 large onion, chopped
    2 medium carrots, diced
    2 stalks celery, sliced
    ½ teaspoon each dried oregano and ground cumin
    ¼ teaspoon black pepper
    ¼ teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
    1 ½ teaspoon salt


    1. Add more water or stock if you desire a thinner soup.
    2. The recipe makes quite a large quantity, so you can freeze half for later use.
    3. Place all ingredients except salt into a large kettle and bring to a simmer.
    4. Cover and cook for 1 hour, stirring occasionally, until lentils and barley are tender.
    5. Add salt to taste.

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