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Split Pea Soup Mix

My mother sent me some of this pretty dry blend along with the recipe. The hearty soup is thick with lentils, barley and peas, and chicken is a nice change from the usual ham. —Susan Ruckert, Tangent, Oregon
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1-1/4 hours
  • Makes
    4 servings (1 quart soup) per batch

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) dried green split peas
  • 1 package (16 ounces) dried yellow split peas
  • 1 package (16 ounces) dried lentils, rinsed
  • 1 package (16 ounces) medium pearl barley
  • 1 package (12 ounces) alphabet pasta
  • 1 jar (1/2 ounce) dried celery flakes
  • 1/2 cup dried parsley flakes
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS:
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup cubed cooked chicken, optional

Directions

  • Combine the first 7 ingredients. Transfer to airtight containers, or divide equally among 13 plastic bags. Store in a cool, dry place for up to 1 year.Yield: 13 batches (13 cups total).
  • To prepare soup: In a large saucepan, combine 1 cup soup mix with broth, pepper and, if desired, cubed chicken. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until peas and lentils are tender, 1 to 1-1/4 hours.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 158 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 117mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 11g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 lean meat.

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