Delicious, hearty, and healthy soup! From Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook. The original recipe calls for 2 T. butter instead of olive oil. And if I have a rind of parmesan leftover, I'll throw it in while it's simmering...but it's very tasty w/o.
In a large saucepan cook leeks or onion, sweet pepper, and garlic in olive oil till tender. Stir in broth, water, lentils, basil, oregano, rosemary , and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
Stir in the chicken carrots, and uncooked barley. Cover and simmer about 20 minutes more or just till the carrots are tender. Add the undrained tomatoes; heat through.