Chuck's Barley Mushroom Winter Borscht (Vegan Or Lacto) Recipe

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  • 1 c. Barley
  • 1/2 c. Mixed baby lima beans, split Peas, brown lentils
  • 1 Tbsp. Extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 c. Water
  • 2 Tbsp. Miso
  • 1 lrg Onion, minced
  • 5 x To 6 turnips, peeled and Cubed (or possibly 2 parsnips, or possibly 2 Potatoes)
  • 2 x Carrots, sliced about 1/2" Thick
  • 1/2 x To 3/4 lb. mushrooms, Sliced
  • 3 x Cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper (or possibly to taste)
  • 2 tsp Marjoram
  • 1 tsp Rosemary
  • 1/3 c. Tamari
  • 3 Tbsp. Unsalted butter (or possibly magarine For vegan)


  1. Saute/fry the garlic and onion in extra virgin olive oil on medium heat till the onions are translucent/soft. Combine the barley, lima beans, split peas, lentils, miso, and water with the onion/garlic, and bring to a boil. Add in the turnips and carrots, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for about 1 1/2 hrs, stirring occasionally.
  2. ("But grandma, where did they get miso in the Ukraine" "Shut up and eat your soup.")
  3. (If you have broccoli stems, peel and slice them and add in them at this point. I also snagged about 1 c. of shredded/sliced cabbage from the main dish, and added about 1/2 hour before the soup was done).
  4. Add in the mushrooms, spices and tamari and continue cooking on a low heat for another hour. Add in the butter or possibly margarine, let sit for a few min, and serve. If cooking the night before, you might want to add in 1 c. of water and heat again just before serving; the barley tends to absorb water, and if you omit this extra water you end up with a tasty gruel.
  5. The butter can be omitted, but it makes for a heartier soup.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Recipe %DV
Recipe Size 2141g
Calories 1663  
Calories from Fat 471 28%
Total Fat 53.82g 67%
Saturated Fat 24.98g 100%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 92mg 31%
Sodium 6253mg 261%
Potassium 2980mg 85%
Total Carbs 255.22g 68%
Dietary Fiber 57.4g 191%
Sugars 23.77g 16%
Protein 51.96g 83%
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