Green Pea and Barley Soup

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Total Time:
2 hours
Serves:4
Rated 3 based on 100 votes
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Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups - split Green peas
  • 6 cups - water
  • 1/2 cup - barely
  • 2 cans - Chicken broth (4 cups)
  • 1 cup - carrot, diced
  • 1/2 stalk - celery, diced (if available)v 1/3 cup - minced Onion
  • 3 large Cloves - garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp - Sugar
  • 2 tsp - fresh Lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp - Cilantro flakes
  • 1/4 tsp - white pepper
  • Mint dried flakes
  • 1 tsp - salt

How to Make Green Pea and Barley Soup

  • Rinse split peas.
  • Place in a soup pot with 6 cups of water, chicken broth, seasonings, lemon juice, and sugar.
  • Boil for one minute then reduce heat and simmer for about 1 and a 1/2 hours or until peas are tender.
  • Meanwhile, combine the barley with 6 cups of water in a saucepan.
  • Boil for one minute, then reduce heat and simmer for an hour or until most of the water has been absorbed.
  • When the mixture has thickened, puree the peas in a blender or using a stick blender until smooth.
  • Drain the barley mixture using a colander or cheesecloth and add to the split peas.
  • Stir in chopped carrots and celery and simmer 15 to 30 minutes till the carrots are tender, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from heat, cover, and allow sit at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving.