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French Lentil Soup with Barley and Rainbow Chard

Servings 12
Calories 243 kcal
Author Jeanette


  • 2 cups French green lentils picked over and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 leek white and tender green parts only, washed thoroughly, and finely chopped
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 3 carrots finely chopped
  • 3 celery stalks finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Herbes de Provence a mix of savory, fennel, basil and thyme
  • 1 cup barley rinsed and then soaked in water for at least 1 hour
  • 12-14 cups vegetable stock or chicken stock
  • 16 ounces chopped tomatoes 1 can
  • 1 Bunch rainbow Swiss chard washed and thinly slice
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Saute leeks, onion, carrots and celery in olive oil until slightly soft, about 3-5 minutes. Add lentils, barley, spices and vegetable stock. Bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer, covered, about 1 ½ hours. Add more broth or water as needed. Add tomatoes and cook ½ hour longer. Stir in swiss chard and cook until just tender, about 3-4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
Nutrition Facts
French Lentil Soup with Barley and Rainbow Chard
Amount Per Serving
Calories 243 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Sodium 202mg9%
Potassium 847mg24%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 14g58%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 4312IU86%
Vitamin C 15mg18%
Calcium 76mg8%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.