I'm Crazee for Barley Mushroom Veggie Soup

Recipe by Sharon123
READY IN: 2hrs 50mins




  • In a small bowl, cover dried porcini mushrooms with hot water. Let sit about 10 minutes, till mushrooms are soft. Drain, reserving soaking water. Chop mushrooms. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet, add olive oil(or margarine) and saute garlic and leeks over medium high heat about 4 minutes.
  • Add parsnips and celery and saute 3 more minutes. Place leek/parsnip mixture into crockpot.
  • Add the portobella(or button) mushrooms to skillet and saute about 4-5 minutes. Add to crockpot.
  • Add 6 cups of the broth, lentils, barley, tomato paste, thyme, curry powder, bay leaf, and parsley to crockpot.
  • Add sliced porcini mushrooms, along with soaking water to crock-pot.
  • Cook on high 2-4 hours, until vegetables are nice and tender, and lentils and barley are cooked.
  • Blend in the 1 cup remaining broth, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Remove bay leaf .
  • Ladle soup into bowls. Garnish with parsley and serve. Enjoy!