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    Red Lentil and Barley Soup

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    1 hrs 25 mins

    15 mins

    1 hrs 10 mins

    morgainegeiser's Note:

    Lentils have played a dominant role in Middle Eastern cooking since ancient times. This is a thick an hearty soup almost a stew.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
    2. 2
      Add onion, carrots, celery, and garlic.
    3. 3
      Cook, stirring frequently, 5 minutes.
    4. 4
      Add remaining ingredients to saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and cook 1 hour.
    5. 5
      Remove and discard bay leaves before serving.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 04, 2010

      55

      Great recipe - simple & easy to execute. I love lentils and am happy when autumn comes around to make a nice hearty batch of lentil soup. I added a half can of diced tomatoes and a teaspoon of ground ginger for some kick. Perfect! I microwaved some bacon strips and added them on top of a dollop of sour cream upon serving to my husband. He loved it. Thanks again - for the coming autumn and winter this dish is a keeper!

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    • on June 12, 2010

      55

      Sometimes when I am putting together a recipe I am just not so sure I am going to like it. That's how I felt with this one (I knew my husband would like it) but BOY WAS I WRONG! This soup is fantastic! A hearty, well flavoured soup and the barley just made the dish! As you state, it is almost stew like... perfect for the cold winter day we are having here! I halved the recipe due to my trepidation but now I am sad because I wish I had doubled it!! Made for the Sand & Spices challenge for the Voracious Vagabonds ZWT6

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    • on July 11, 2013

      55

      Made this for Recipe Swap #78 ~ July 2013 (Aussie Swap) and boy I am so glad! I followed the instructions only using homemade chicken broth and fresh herbs. I have never used the red lentils and this dish was not only delicious but very eye appealing. Thank you for posting.

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    Nutritional Facts for Red Lentil and Barley Soup

    Serving Size: 1 (145 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 259.3
     
    Calories from Fat 25
    92%
    Total Fat 2.8 g
    4%
    Saturated Fat 0.4 g
    2%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 33.7 mg
    1%
    Total Carbohydrate 48.4 g
    16%
    Dietary Fiber 8.2 g
    33%
    Sugars 2.8 g
    11%
    Protein 13.0 g
    26%

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