Palouse Soup Mix
2 1/2 C. green split peas (16 oz. pkg.)
2 1/2 C. lentils (16 oz. pkg.)
2 1/2 C. pearl barley (16 oz. pkg.)
2 C. alphabet macaroni (8 oz. pkg.) - or use brown rice instead
1 C. dried onion flakes (2 3/8-oz. pkgs.)
1/2 C. celery flakes (1 3/8-oz. pkg.)
1/2 C. parsley flakes (1 1/4-oz. pkg.)
Optional: 1 1/2 t. thyme and/or 1 1/2 t. white pepper
Mix all ingredients together. Store in a jar with a tight- fitting lid. Stir
before using. Makes 10 C. of mix.
Attach to Jar:
Palouse Soup Mix: Combine 1 C. of soup mix with 4 C. of water or seasoned
stock in large pan. Add 1 c. 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 t. salt if desired.
Minestrone Variation: Combine 1 C. of soup mix with a 16-oz. can of
stewed tomatoes, 2 to 3 C. water or stock, 1 chopped carrot, 1 to 2 chopped
potatoes, and 1/2 t. 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 t. salt, if desired.