Italian Lentil and Barley Soup

Steps on how to prepare a Italian Lentil and Barley Soup recipe

Time

13 hour 15 minutes

Servings

1

Calories

62.0

    Ingredients

  • 1 cup lentils
  • 1/3 cup pearl barley
  • 1 cup carrot (chopped)
  • 1 cup celery (chopped)
  • 1 cup onion (chopped)
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 1/2 cups broth
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 14 1/4 ounces regular stewed tomatoes or 14 1/4 ounces crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar (optional)

    How to make it

  1. 1. STEP

    Sort through lentils to remove debris and shriveled beans, then rinse.

  2. 2. STEP

    Add lentils to crock pot, along with barley, carrots, celery, onion, garlic, dried herbs and bay leaf.

  3. 3. STEP

    Pour in broth, water, and tomatoes.

  4. 4. STEP

    Cover and cook on low heat for 12 to 14 hours, or on high heat for 5 to 6 hours.

  5. 5. STEP

    Discard bay leaf and just before serving stir in parsley and vinegar. (If you dont use the vinegar, the soup might taste more bland as youre omitting a major contributor of flavor.).

  6. 6. STEP

    Lentils arent like dried beans. They dont require soaking and cook pretty quickly when you do it right.

  7. 7. STEP

    When you buy your lentils, go somewhere that has a decent turnover so your lentils havent been sitting on the shelf for years. Also, dont add any additional salt to the soup while it is cooking, and dont add lentils to already boiling water as either one can make lentils tough.

    Ingredients

  • 1 cup lentils
  • 1/3 cup pearl barley
  • 1 cup carrot (chopped)
  • 1 cup celery (chopped)
  • 1 cup onion (chopped)
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 1/2 cups broth
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 14 1/4 ounces regular stewed tomatoes or 14 1/4 ounces crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar (optional)

    Tags

    LENTIL

    BEANS

    EUROPEAN

    LOW PROTEIN

    VEGAN

    LOW CHOLESTEROL

    HEALTHY

    WINTER

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