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Hearty Vegetable Soup
Hearty Vegetable Soup

Category: Soup | Serves: 6

(97 ratings)

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 122
Protein: 8 g
Carbs: 21 g
Fat: 1 g
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Sodium: 65 mg
Fiber: 5 g

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This soup is a bowl full of goodness with tons of veggies, barley, potatoes, beans and lentils.
Ingredients:
*1 cup water
*1-1/2 Tbsp dry pinto beans
1-1/2 cups water
1 qt vegetable (or chicken broth)
2 Tbsp dry lentils
1/4 cup pearled barley
1/4 cup onions, diced
1/2 cup fresh carrots, diced
1/4 cup fresh celery, diced
1/2 cup fresh white potatoes, peeled, cubed
1 Tbsp tomato paste
1/2 tsp white pepper
1/2 cup frozen corn
1/2 cup frozen cut green beans
1/2 cup fresh cabbage, shredded (optional)
Directions:
1 *SOAK BEANS: Overnight Method: Add 1 cup of cold water to dry pinto beans. Cover and let stand in refrigerator overnight. Discard water and rinse beans.
2 Quick-soak method: Bring 1 cup of water to a boil. Add dry pinto beans and boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to soak for 1 hour. Discard water and rinse beans.
3 In a large sauce pan, bring 1-1/2 cups water and vegetable or chicken broth to a boil.
4 Add soaked pinto beans, lentils, barley, onions, carrots, celery, potatoes, tomato paste, and white pepper. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
5 Add corn, green beans, and cabbage (optional) and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes.
6 Serving Size: 1 cup.
7 ENJOY!

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