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Lentil Soup

a spoon dipping into a bowl of lentil soup with vegetables
  • Serves: 8

Categorized: Soups/Salads


To make soup mix:
Layer the following dry ingredients into a container: 
  • ½ cup Idaho pearl barley
  • ½ cup Idaho brown lentils
  • ½ cup split peas
  • ½ small Idaho black beans


Place seasonings in a smaller bag to include in the soup mix:
  • 2 teaspoons beef, chicken or tomato Bouillon
  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 Tablespoon Crushed Red Pepper (optional)


Preparing the soup:
  • 1 cup of chopped Idaho onion
  • 1 cup of diced celery,
  • 2 cups of sliced carrots (Available at your local Farmers Market during season)
  • 10 cups of water
  • 1 14.5 ounce can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 pound chorizo, sliced ¼ inch thick- Idaho


  • In a large pan combine onion, celery, carrots, water, and dry lentil soup mix (including seasoning packet). Bring soup mixture to a boil, cover pan and reduce heat to low. Simmer soup for 30-45 minutes or until tender. Add diced tomatoes and chorizo. Heat thoroughly.