Recipes and Cooking Lentil-Toasted Barley Soup with Sausage 4.0 (22) 1 Review Serve this hearty lentil barley soup recipe when you're craving a spoonable option that eats more like a meal than an appetizer. This sausage soup packs enough fiber and protein to keep you full for hours. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on January 11, 2013 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Jason Donnelly Prep Time: 35 mins Cook Time: 55 mins Total Time: 1 hrs 30 mins Servings: 6 Yield: 1 1/3 cups each Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil ½ cup regular barley 1 cup chopped onion (1 large) ¾ cup chopped carrots 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoon ground cumin 4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth 1 cup water ½ cup lentils, rinsed and drained 1 bay leaf 1 14.5 ounce can no-salt-added diced fire-roasted tomatoes, undrained 6 ounce cooked chicken-apple sausage links, halved lengthwise and sliced 4 cup fresh baby spinach Directions In a 3- to 4-quart saucepan heat oil over medium heat. Add barley; cook and stir for 3 to 4 minutes or until barley is golden. Add onion, carrots, and garlic; cook about 10 minutes or just until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in cumin; cook and stir for 30 seconds more. Add broth, the water, lentils, and bay leaf. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 55 minutes or until barley and lentils are tender. Stir in tomatoes and sausage; heat through. Remove and discard bay leaf. Add spinach, stirring until spinach begins to wilt. Ladle soup into serving bowls. Serve immediately. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 245 Calories 7g Fat 33g Carbs 14g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 6 Calories 245 % Daily Value * Total Fat 7g 9% Saturated Fat 2g 10% Cholesterol 32mg 11% Sodium 645mg 28% Total Carbohydrate 33g 12% Total Sugars 5g Protein 14g Vitamin C 14.8mg 74% Calcium 80.8mg 6% Iron 3.8mg 21% Potassium 440mg 9% Folate, total 165.3mcg Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg Vitamin B-6 0.2mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.