Creamy Barley and Lentil Stew

Elaine Douglas

By
@BreadandSoupLady

Lentils are a low-fat source of protein, fibre and many vitamins and minerals. They support a healthy diet and can even help in the management of diet-related diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
Canada is the world's largest producer of lentils. Canada can be proud of the lentils we grow here. They are nutritional superstars, affordable and easy to prepare, and are sustainably grown, meaning they are good for the planet too.
The barley adds a slightly chewy satisfying texture.


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Serves:

8

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

2 Tbsp
oil
1 large
onion, chopped
9 c
stock or water
2 stalk(s)
celery
4 clove
garlic
3/4 c
chopped cabbage
1 c
chopped carrot
1 c
barley
1 c
lentils, dry
1 can(s)
24 oz. tomatoes
3/4 tsp
rosemary, dried
1 1/2 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
pepper
grated cheese, optional
cayenne pepper (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat oil in Dutch oven or large pot. Saute onions, celery, carot and garlic.
2
Add stock or water, lentils, barley, tomatoes, cabbage, Rosemary, cayenne, salt and pepper and simmer covered with lid slightly ajar for 45 - 60 minutes (until barley and vegetables are tender). Adjust seasoning if necessary.
3
Garnish with cheese shreds.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Canadian
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free, Low Sodium
Other Tags: Healthy, Heirloom