• 795minutes
  • 99calories

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Nutrition Info . . .

VitaminsA, B3, B9, C, P
MineralsNatrium, Silicon, Magnesium, Sulfur, Phosphorus, Molybdenum

Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 cup lentils

  2. 1/3 cup pearl barley

  3. 1 cup carrot (chopped)

  4. 1 cup celery (chopped)

  5. 1 cup onion (chopped)

  6. 2 garlic cloves (minced)

  7. 1/2 teaspoon dried basil

  8. 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

  9. 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme

  10. 1 bay leaf

  11. 3 1/2 cups broth

  12. 2 1/2 cups water

  13. 14 1/4 ounces Italian-style tomatoes or 14 1/4 ounces regular stewed tomatoes or 14 1/4 ounces crushed tomatoes

  14. 1/4 cup fresh parsley , finely chopped

  15. 2 tablespoons cider vinegar

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Sort through lentils to remove debris and shriveled beans, then rinse.

  2. Add lentils to crock pot, along with barley, carrots, celery, onion, garlic, dried herbs and bay leaf.

  3. Pour in broth, water, and tomatoes.

  4. Cover and cook on low heat for 12 to 14 hours, or on high heat for 5 to 6 hours.

  5. Discard bay leaf and just before serving stir in parsley and vinegar. (If you don't use the vinegar, the soup might taste more bland as you're omitting a major contributor of flavor.).

  6. Lentils aren't like dried beans. They don't require soaking and cook pretty quickly when you do it right.

  7. When you buy your lentils, go somewhere that has a decent turnover so your lentils haven't been sitting on the shelf for years. Also, don't add any additional salt to the soup while it is cooking, and don't add lentils to already boiling water as either one can make lentils tough.


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