Friendship Soup

soup ingredients in a jar


  • 3/4 cup lentils
  • 1/4 cup barley
  • 1/4 cup dried onion
  • 1/2 cup black beans
  • 3/4 cup dry split peas
  • 2 tsp italian seasoning
  • 1/4 cup uncooked long grain rice (brown or white)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 cup uncooked whole grain small shell pasta

Layering Directions:

In large mason jar, layer split peas, black beans, lentils, barley, onion flakes, seasoning, rice and bay leaves in a jar, pressing firmly each layer before adding the next. Add pasta as the last layer. Seal tight with lid.

Additional Ingredients:

  • Black pepper to taste
  • Minced garlic to taste
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 8 cups of vegetable or chicken broth
  • 4 cups water

Cooking Directions:

Remove pasta and set aside. In a large pot over medium heat, saute garlic and pepper. Add diced tomatoes, tomato paste, broth, water and soup mix. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 45-60 minutes. Stir in pasta, cover and simmer 15-20 minutes or until pasta, peas, lentils, beans and barley are tender.

Recipe Source: Lisa Fligor, RD