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Palouse Soup Mix in a Jar

Ingredients

Soup Mix

  • 2 1/2 cups green split peas (16 ounce package)
  • 2 1/2 cups lentils (16 ounce package)
  • 2 1/2 cups pearl barley (16 ounce package)
  • 2 cups alphabet macaroni (8 ounce package) or brown rice
  • 1 cup dried onion flakes (two 3/8 ounce packages)
  • 1/2 cup celery flakes (1 3/8 ounce package)
  • 1/2 cup parsley flakes (1 1/4 ounce package)

Optional

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons thyme
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons white pepper

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients together. Store in a jar with a tight fitting lid. Stir before using.
  2. Attach the following recipe to the jar if giving as a gift.
  3. Makes 10 cups of mix.

Palouse Soup

Stir contents of jar before using.

Combine 1 cup of soup mix with 4 cups of water or seasoned stock in large pan. Add 1 cup of cooked chopped meat, if desired. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cover pan. Simmer gently for 45 to 60 minutes, or until peas are tender. Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt, if desired.

Minestrone Variation: Combine 1 cup of soup mix with a 16 ounce can of stewed tomatoes, 2 to 3 cups of water or stock, 1 chopped carrot, 1 to 2 chopped potatoes, and 1/2 teaspoon basil (optional: 1 clove minced garlic). Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cover pan. Simmer 45 to 60 minutes or until peas are tender. Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt, if desired.