Red Lentil and Barley Soup

READY IN: 1hr 25mins
Recipe by morgainegeiser

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

Top Review by Flaca

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!

Ingredients Nutrition


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

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