Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr
This is a very easy and wholesome recipe that I adapted from hillbillyhousewife.com. It is extremely economical and filling, as well as being healthy. I serve this with a small green side salad and a loaf of fresh or garlic bread.
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 3 stalks celery, sliced
- 4 carrots, chopped
- 1 cup split peas
- 1⁄2 cup pearl barley
- 1 (400 g) can tomatoes
- 1⁄2 cup tomato puree or 1⁄2 cup ketchup
- salt and pepper
- Saute the onion in the oil until fragrant.
- Add the celery and carrot. Continue to saute until the whole lot is beginning to soften and smell aromatic.
- Tip in the barley and split peas. Add 8 cups of water, reduce heat, and allow to simmer for about 40 minutes or until the legumes and grains are beginning to become tender.
- Add the tomatoes and puree. Stir and allow to simmer for another 20-30 minutes to allow flavours to meld. If it looks as if it is drying out, add a cup of water.
- Season to taste before serving.
Easy, high fiber, healthy meal. I used vegetable stock instead of water and added 3/4 teaspoon of Tony Chachere's Original Seasoning to kick up the flavor a bit.
This was a very easy and yummy soup. I did use the ketchup and I felt it gave it added flavor. I also had some herbs as I felt it was a little bland without it. Nice for a cold, rainy evening.
This is very good! I used a can of Italian tomatoes because I couldn't find the diced tomatoes I bought for this. And I used ketchup. My 11yo son has had a couple bowls of this, and I thought I might be eating it all by myself. So that's great! Reviewed for Healthy Choices ABC tag.