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How to make it

  • Heat oil in heavy large nonreactive pot over medium-high heat. Add bacon, onions and carrots; sauté until onions are golden brown, about 10 minutes.
  • Add garlic and stir 1 minute. Mix in cumin; stir 30 seconds. Add 10 cups broth and barley; bring to boil. Reduce heat; partially cover and simmer 25 minutes.
  • Stir in tomatoes with juice and lentils; cover and simmer until barley and lentils are tender, about 30 minutes.
  • Add chard to soup; cover and simmer until chard is tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in dill. Season soup with salt and pepper. Thin with more broth, if desired.
  • NOTE: Swiss chard can be substituted for fresh (or frozen) spinach leaves.
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    " It was excellent "
    deliathecrone ate it and said...
    Lentils! and Barley!! and Swiss Chard!!! OH MY!!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    notyourmomma ate it and said...
    Love the lentils! This is so warming and comfy.
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    " It was excellent "
    recipesrule ate it and said...
    This is sooooo good! I did make it last week using spinach and adding celery to the saute of veggies and bacon. Everybody loved it. This week I made it again using beef broth instead of chicken and Chorizo sausage instead of bacon. It was still amazing and so good for you. thanks for the great recipe. I'll be making it over and over, and passing the recipe on to friends a family.
    Betty
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  • lunasea 6 years ago
    Fantastic pictures and recipe! I can't wait to try it out. I'll let you know when I make it. =)
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    " It was excellent "
    recipesrule ate it and said...
    This looks really good and I think I even have most of the ingredients in the house. No chard, but a nice fresh bag of spinach! Thanks for the post.
    Betty
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    " It was excellent "
    kukla ate it and said...
    Oh, Imma, I love barley -- AND lentils! The picture looks SO inviting....
    I am trying to eat more chard & kale, and this is a perfect way to do it! Thank you so much for a wonderful recipe :)
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    " It was excellent "
    invisiblechef ate it and said...
    I'm making this tomorrow! awesome post thanks so much. I'm going to be using Kale and diced prosciutto, and that's the only change I'm probably going to make.

    Marie
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    " It was excellent "
    rosemaryblue ate it and said...
    Thank you very much for such a wonderful recipe! We love lentils and barley, and this is so good and hearty. Love the addition of cumin. I will make this today.
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