Serves: 6 | Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 35 minutes
Barley Lentil Soup

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp Eden Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 5 cups water
  • 1/2 cup organic partially pearled barley, rinsed
    or whole barley
  • 2 whole bay leaves
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes, optional
  • 15 ounces Eden Lentils w/Onion & Bay Leaf, do not drain
  • 1/4 cup celery, diced
  • 1/4 cup carrot, diced
  • 1 cup spinach, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp Eden Sea Salt
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, minced
  • 1/4 tsp lemon zest

Directions

Heat oil in a soup pot. Sauté garlic and onion for 3 to 4 minutes. Add water, barley, sea salt, bay leaves and red pepper flakes. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Add all remaining ingredients except the parsley, cover and simmer another 5 to 7 minutes. Garnish with parsley.

Note: If using whole barley, soak overnight or 6 to 8 hours and simmer in the soaking water for about 1 hour or until slightly tender before adding remaining ingredients in the recipe.

Nutritional Information

Per serving - 157 calories, 5 gram fat (28% calories from fat), 7 gram protein, 22 gram carbohydrate, 5 gram fiber, 0 milligram cholesterol, 208 milligram sodium

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