Ingredients

How to make it

  • Place all ingredients except salt into a large pot and bring to a good simmer.
  • Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the lentils and barley are tender, about 1-1/2 hours.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • Note: Cooking time depends on the method of cooking. If you are using a crock pot then I would suggest 6 hours.
  • Should make enough to serve 6 - 8
  • Nutrition information per serving: 78 calories, 4 g protein, 16 g carbohydrate, 0 g fat, 150 mg sodium, 0 mg cholesterol

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  • Good4U 9 months ago
    Reviewed in IMI by Lilliancooks
    Barley And Lentil Soup
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  • Good4U 9 months ago
    Reviewed in IMI by Juels
    Barley And Lentil Soup By Chacha
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    " It was excellent "
    tablescape ate it and said...
    Yum Yum Yum Is there anything as welcome as a hot, steamy bowl of soup. just add cornbread and a spoon and it must be heaven. Thanks.
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    " It was excellent "
    otterpond ate it and said...
    I'm sitting with a cup of this goodness right now. Unfortunately I deviated to suit my fridge so I can't quite do the "I Made It" but I dropped my alterations below. It's really a marvelous soup.
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    " It was excellent "
    otterpond ate it and said...
    This is so what I'm craving. Leaping up to go start a crock pot full of loving right now. Hope you are doing well Juels.
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    " It was excellent "
    chefelaine ate it and said...
    Love lentils, love barley-- what else can I holler but HIGH FIVE!!!!!
    :+D
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    " It was excellent "
    dynie ate it and said...
    Good! Saving this one!
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    " It was excellent "
    ttaaccoo ate it and said...
    Chacha!! This soup looks divine. very very nice. thank you and 555555
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    " It was excellent "
    lilliancooks ate it and said...
    I'm having some of the leftover soup right now for lunch and Wow!...Its so much better after its had a chance to soak in all the flavors of all the ingredients! Its like night and day! No pun intended! LOL!

    It was a very good recipe before but now its just amazing! It also thickened up quite a bit... which is how I like it!
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    " It was excellent "
    fizzle3nat ate it and said...
    I love lentils and especially barley. This is a recipe I will definitely have to try. Thanks for sharing! - Natalie
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    " It was excellent "
    lilliancooks ate it and said...
    Okay...I just made this tonight for dinner and it was very easy! I made it as written except I also sauteed the veggies and used veg broth instead of water. When I tasted it I noticed it needed more salt. I ended up adding 3 tsp. Then I thought it was still missing something, so I added 2 Tbls. of grated parmesan cheese per bowl...then it was just perfect! The cheese really made a big difference and I know this soup will taste even better the next day! I added a pic!
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    " It was excellent "
    lilliancooks ate it and said...
    I want this right now!!! How beautiful! I flagged it for you! I'll have to try this sometime! Thanks Chacha! And Thanks Juels, for showing us another great recipe in the group!
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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    I'm back to tell you that I made this yesterday, and it was delicious! I used stock in place of water and sauteed the veggies prior to adding them, like you recommended. The only thing I did different, was I used 1 tsp. of cumin, instead of 1/2, and I added garlic and parsely during the last couple of minutes. I like the taste of those freash. I used yellow lentils. This is a wonderful soup, it was gone pretty quick. The cumin and red pepper flakes give it a nice kick! Added a picture for you, hope that's OK. Adding this to the "I made it" group.
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  • nanaclark 5 years ago
    Chacha, Thanks for the great recipe. I'm going to fix it today. Five forks and my love to you. NanaClark
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    " It was excellent "
    mark555 ate it and said...
    I fixed a half recipe of this three days ago. Then made a new batch again tonight. Great recipe! Thank you,
    Mark
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    I make my barley and lentil soup this same way.
    Lately I have been using purple barley.

    Five forks and a smile :)
    Michael
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  • wynnebaer 6 years ago
    Sounds great...Love soups...:)
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  • faithwalker 6 years ago
    I have a bag of lentils sitting in the cupboard. Now I know what to do with them. Thanks !
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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    Love lentils and barley! This soup is right up my alley! Great for cold winter days.
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