Barley And Lentil Soup With Swiss Chard Recipe

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Barley and Lentil Soup with Swiss Chard

Vickie Parks


A delicious soup recipe with barley, lentils, and Swiss chard.

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6 to 8


10 Min


1 Hr 10 Min


Stove Top


1 Tbsp
olive oil
1 1/2 c
chopped onion
1 1/2 c
chopped carrots
3 clove
garlic, minced
2 1/2 tsp
ground cumin
10 c
low-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth,
2/3 c
pearl barley
14 1/2 oz
can diced tomatoes (do not drain)
2/3 c
dried lentils
4 c
(packed) swiss chard, coarsely chopped
2 Tbsp
fresh dill, chopped
salt and pepper, to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

Heat oil in heavy large nonreactive pot over medium-high heat. Add onions and carrots; sauté until onions are golden brown, about 10 minutes. Add garlic and stir 1 minute. Mix in cumin; stir 30 seconds. Add 10 cups broth and barley; bring to boil. Reduce heat; partially cover and simmer 25 minutes. Stir in tomatoes with juice and lentils; cover and simmer until barley and lentils are tender, about 30 minutes.
Add chard to soup; cover and simmer until chard is tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in dill. Season soup with salt and pepper. Thin with more broth, if desired.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Soups, Vegetable Soup
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Canadian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Healthy