Tomato Lentil Barley Soup

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

This soup needs only a simple salad and bread to make a very filling dinner.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the lentils and barley in a large soup pote with the water and bring to a simmer.
  2. Add all the remaining ingredients except the salt and pepper, then return to simmer gently, covered until everything is tender about 45-55 minutes.
  3. Stir occasionally and add more water if the soup becomes too thick.
  4. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. If time allows, let the soup stand for an hour or so before serving, then heat through as needed.


Most Helpful

I did saute everything, but, that was just preference on my part. This is a delicious soup---my son and husband added a little hot sauce and raved about the flavor of the soup. They really liked the lentil and barley combination. Thanks for sharing this, Tish. In my family's words "this is a keeper".

997962 December 21, 2008

I like that I didn't have to saute everything first, just drop it all in the roiling pot of lentils and barley. This is a winner. Mahalo!

Lavagal April 10, 2008

Easy and delicious. I've made this twice already. The first time I didn't have any cabbage, and the second time I used red cabbage. Both were great and disappeared quickly. Even my 25 year old son ate it up. A dash (per bowl) of hot pepper sauce really makes it good.

Daphnexduck March 07, 2007

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