Old World Vegetable Soup

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 25 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 1 hr 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 large onion, finely diced

4 tablespoons oil or unsalted butter

1/2 cup split peas

1/2 cup barley

8 cups chicken stock, water, or a combo

4 cups water

3/4 cup elbow pasta

1 (10-ounce) package frozen lima beans

1 (10-ounce) package frozen mixed garden vegetables

1/4 cup roughly chopped dill leaves

Salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. Saute the onions in oil until lightly browned. Rinse the split peas and barley in water and place in a large pot. Add the chicken stock and water and cook over medium-high heat. until almost tender, about 1 hour. Add the pasta and cook 10 minutes longer. Then add the lima beans and vegetables, cook until the vegetables are tender. Season with dill, salt and pepper.