LENTIt’s been a while since I posted a recipe and talked about my seasonal soup obsession. I was distracted by the holidays and all the non-soup options people kept offering – but I am back in form and on the soup wagon.

I discovered this recipe for Italian Lentil and Barley Soup many years ago on Food.com and have made it many times. It is a super easy recipe and it is perfect for the slow cooker on a cold Sunday in January.

About the recipe for Italian Lentil and Barley Soup from Food.com: “This is a surprisingly filling, vegetarian, crock pot soup. It is very good, and easy to prepare the night before, or chop the veggies in advance and turn it on before you leave for work in the morning. Goes great with a crusty bread.”

I make the recipe exactly as written – except I used a half cup more onion and a half cup more carrots in place of the one cup of celery. This is a hearty soup that goes well with some freshly baked bread.

Find the recipe for Italian Lentil and Barley Soup on Food.com here.

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