Barley Lentil Soup
 
 
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Recipe type: Soup, Main Dish
Serves: 6 to 8
Ingredients
  • 2 cups lentil beans
  • 1 cup barley
  • 12 cups water
  • 3 cups mushrooms, sliced or chopped
  • 3 to 4 cups spinach
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 celery sticks, sliced or chopped
  • 2 carrots, sliced or chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • ½ cup dry white wine (optional)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 vegetable bouillon cubes
  • 2 teaspoons herbes de Provence
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons Cajun spice
Instructions
  1. Rinse lentil beans thoroughly.
  2. Prep all the vegetables and assemble ingredients.
  3. Heat oil in a skillet.
  4. Saute garlic, onions, carrots and celery for 3 minutes.
  5. Add optional wine and the herbs, and cook 1 to 2 minutes more, stirring and scraping pan often.
  6. In slow cooker, combine beans, barley, and the remaining ingredients except the spinach.
  7. Pour in the sautéed vegetables.
  8. Stir to blend, then cook on low for 7 to 8 hours, on high for 4 to 5 hours.
  9. Ten minutes before serving, stir in the spinach and the cajun spice.
Recipe by JAQUO Lifestyle Magazine at http://jaquo.com/barley-lentil-soup/