Total Time
53mins
Prep 35 mins
Cook 18 mins

A good, healthy, easy, quick week-night meal. Came out of a Pillsbury cookbook-slightly adapted for family's taste.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat the oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the lentils, carrots and onion; cook and stir for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add the barley, basil, Italian seasoning, pepper, and broth; bring mixture to a boil.
  4. Lower the heat to medium-low; cover and let simmer 20-25 minutes or until lentils are tender but still firm.
  5. Add the remaining ingredients; stir to mix up; increase to medium heat, cover and let simmer 10-15 more minutes or until lentils and veggies are tender and liquid is almost absorbed (stir as needed).
  6. Season to taste with salt/pepper, etc-- Sprinkle with fresh grated Parmesan cheese if desired.

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