Peasants' Soup - My Vegan Cookbook

Peasants' Soup

  • COOK
    80 Mins
  • PREP
    10 Mins
    90 Mins

The dominant flavors in this peasants' soup are the fennel seed and celery, which marry well with the earthiness of the lentils and barley. This recipe makes a lot of soup, which is great. Make this on a Sunday and have it waiting in the fridge for most of the week when you need something quick and filling.

Original Release Date: March 29, 2014

Nutritional Facts
Servings 14Serving Size 1 Cup




  • 1 Cup Uncooked Pearled Barley
  • 3 Cups Water

  • 1 Cup Dried Lentils, Uncooked
  • 1 Large White Onion
  • 1 Clove Garlic
  • 3 - 12" Stalks Celery
  • 3 Medium Tomatoes
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Coriander
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Fennel Seed
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Celery Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Thyme
  • 2 Teaspoons Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon All-Spice
  • 2 Teaspoons Lemon Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon Red Wine Vinegar
  • 8 Cups Water

  • 2 - 8oz. Cans No-Salt Added Tomato Sauce


Bring barley to boil in a heavy pot. Cover, turn down to low and cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

20 Minutes before the barley is finished cooking, place the rest of the ingredients, except for the tomato sauce, in a large stock pot and bring to a boil, turn down to med and cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until lentils are tender.

When barley is done, join it with the rest of the ingredients and add the tomato sauce. Bring to a boil and cook an additional 5 minutes.

mixing bowls
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