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Split Pea, Bean And Barley Soup

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Ingredients
  Vegetable oil 1 Tablespoon
  Onions 2 , chopped
  Dried green split peas 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Dried lima beans 14 Cup (224 tbs)
  Barley 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Water 5 Cup (80 tbs)
  Bay leaf 1
  Celery seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Potato 1 , diced
  Carrot 1 , chopped
  Celery stalk with leaves 1 , chopped
  Dried basil 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Dried thyme 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Freshly ground pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
Directions

In large heavy saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; add onions and cook, stirring, until tender.
Rinse split peas and lima beans, discarding any shrivelled or discolored ones.
Add to saucepan along with barley, water, bay leaf and celery seeds.
Bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 1 1/2 hours.
Add potato, carrot, celery, basil, salt, thyme and pepper; simmer for 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
Remove bay leaf.
If too thick, add water to reach desired thickness.

Recipe Summary

Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Barley

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