Mary's Lentil Vegetable Barley Soup

Total Time
1hr 50mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

Semi-traditional lentil soup with lots of veggies hidden inside! This is a popular soup in our house during the autumn months. I've tweaked a few lentil soup recipes over the years and this is what I've come up with. In our house it's served with a toss of parmesan and some grainy bread.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Over medium heat, saute olive oil, garlic, Italian seasoning, carrots, celery, onion and mushrooms just a few minutes until things start to soften up.
  2. Add water, bouillon, lentils, tomatoes, spinach and barley.
  3. Increase heat to high until water boils.
  4. Cover pot and reduce heat to low.
  5. Simmer about 1-2 hours until lentils are cooked through.
  6. Run soup through blender in batches for smoother consistency or use hand blender.

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