Barley Soup Mix

Prepare a mix of dry ingredients in this do-it-yourself recipe.
Course Lunch, Main Dish
Servings 4 Cups


  • 1/4 Cup PEARL BARLEY
  • 1/4 Cup green split peas
  • 1/4 Cup red lentils
  • 4 Cubes beef or chicken bouillon cubes, crushed
  • 2 Teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 Teaspoons instant onion flakes
  • 2 Teaspoons parsley flakes
  • 1/2 Teaspoons dried basil, crushed
  • 1/2 Teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoons tsp dried thyme crushed
  • 1/4 Teaspoons black pepper



  • Put barley, split peas and lentils in plastic bag.
  • Place remaining ingredients in plastic sandwich bag; seal and place pouch of seasonings in bag with barley.
  • Seal and attach directions for use.

To Use

  • Rinse barley mixture in strainer.
  • Place barley mixture in kettle with contents of seasoning packet, 5 cups water and 1 tbsp. butter.
  • Bring to boil.
  • Reduce heat, cover and simmer about 1 hour and 15 min. or until barley, peas and lentils are tender.


  • For heartier soup, add ham, kielbasa, chicken or turkey to cooked soup and heat thoroughly before serving.
  • For a fun gift idea, wrap this package of home-made soup mix in cellophane and decorate with a pretty ribbon. Remember to include a note card with cooking directions!