Kristen's Recipes


Title:   Hearty Lentil & Barley Soup Mix *****
Category:   Mixes - Clean (Only natural/organic ingredients), Vegetarian
From:   Gifts From a Jar*
3/4 c brown or red lentils
1/4 c sun-dried tomato halves- cut into pieces
2 T dried vegetable flakes
1 T dried minced onion
2 t vegetable bouillon granules
1 t dried oregano leaves
1/2 t dried minced garlic
1/2 t black pepper
1/8 t red pepper flakes- optional
1/2 c uncooked medium pearled barley
Directions:   Layer lentils, sun-dried tomatoes, vegetable flakes, onion, bouillon granules, oregano, garlic, black pepper, red pepper flakes and barley in 1-pint food storage jar with tight-fitting lid. Close jar. Cover top of jar with fabric; attach gift tag with raffia or ribbon.

1 jar Hearty Lentil & Barley Soup Mix
5 to 6 c water
1 can (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes with green pepper, celery and onion- undrained
Lemon pepper

Place contents of jar, water and tomatoes in slow cooker. Stir; cover and cook on low 6 to 8 hours. Add additional water, 1/2 cup at a time, if needed to reach desired consistency. Season to taste with lemon pepper.
Makes:   1 pint jar for 10 to 12 servings