Lentil Barley Soup

Total Time
15 mins
45 mins

This recipe was given to me by my cousin as part of a bridal shower gift. You can easily choose to make this vegetarian or vegan by your choice of stock, using a butter substitute, and not adding the cheese at serving time.

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  1. In a large (4 quart) pan or dutch oven melt butter (or margarine).
  2. add onion, celery, and garlic.
  3. cook until tender.
  4. add all remaining ingredients except cheese.
  5. bring to a boil.
  6. reduce to simmer for 45 minutes.
  7. serve and top with cheese.
  8. For Vegetarian/Vegan use the Vegetable stock as your choice not the beef, and for Vegan also omit the cheese and use a non dairy Margarine. For Lacto Vegetarians you don't need to change the dairy or cheese.