This delicious vegan lentil barley soup will keep you warm and full.

Vegan Lentil Barley Soup Recipe

Lentil Barley Soup

This easy and delicious soup will keep you warm and full.
Course Main Course

Ingredients
  

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, diced
  • 2 large carrots, diced
  • 1 cup green lentils
  • 1/2 cup red lentils
  • 1/2 cup hulled barley
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 8 cups water or veg stock
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp chili pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 cups fresh spinach leaves

Instructions
 

  • Place all ingredients other than the spinach in a large pot (or sauté onion, celery and carrots first).
  • Bring to a boil and then simmer, stirring occasionally, until lentils and barley are tender - approximately 40 minutes.
  • Add the spinach leaves and simmer for 5 more minutes.
  • Serve with crusty bread.

Notes

Nutrition Notes
Onions - vitamin C, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant
Carrots - beta carotene, potassium, antioxidant
Lentils - protein, iron, fiber, B vitamins, phytochemicals to protect against heart disease and diabetes
Tomatoes - vitamin C, potassium, lycopene, antioxidant to protect against heart disease and cancer
Spinach - iron, calcium, beta carotene, vitamin C, vitamin K
Barley - fiber, protein, thiamine, niacin, iron, magnesium, selenium