Heat oil in soup kettle and add onions, celery and garlic and cook until tender (about 8 minutes). Add water, broth, lentils and barley. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce and simmer 1 hour until lentils are tender. Add salt, pepper, oregano, tomatoes, and spinach. Simmer for 5 minutes until heated through. Serve. Makes eight 2 cup servings.
Number of Servings: 8
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user WICKEDPICKLE1.
Yummy, easy dinner. I used vegetable broth instead of the beef broth and rice rather than barley, to accomodate all family members' tastes. I wouldn't have minded it a little spicier, but overall the recipe is a winner!