Italian Lentil and Barley Soup

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 121.5
  • Total Fat: 0.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 480.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 23.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.3 g
  • Protein: 6.4 g

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This is an easy soup to throw in the crockpot. This is an easy soup to throw in the crockpot.
Number of Servings: 6


    1 cup lentils
    1/3 cup pearl barley
    1 cup carrot, chopped
    1 cup celery, chopped
    1 cup onion, chopped
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1/2 teaspoon dried basil
    1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
    1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
    1 bay leaf
    3 1/2 cups broth
    2 1/2 cups water
    14 1/2 ounce can Italian-style tomatoes, undrained
    1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped (optional)
    2 tablespoons cider vinegar (optional)


I used the cider vinegar the first time I made this and personally don't care for it. It adds a definite tangyness to the soup. This is a good base that can be easily adapted to your tastes by adding different seasonings, meats, etc.


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

Add lentils to crockpot along with carrot, celery, onion, garlic, dried herbs, and bay leaf. Pour in broth, water, and tomatoes.

Cover and cook on low heat for 12 to 14 hours, or on high heat for 5 to 6 hours. Discard bay leaf. Just before serving, stir in parsley and vinegar (if using).

Serving Size: Makes approx. 6 1-cup servings

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MICHELELYNN777.

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  • Incredible!
    I love soup and this was awesome. Needed a recipe for my lentils and this did the trick. Added mushrooms and 2 t cumin. and it came out great. Great on a cold winter night. - 12/16/17

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  • Incredible!
    I liked this pretty well. Makes a lot so froze leftovers for a later meal. Will make again. - 4/30/13

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