Hardy Pulse & Tomato Soup

I love making this hardy soup on a weekend afternoon when it can simmer for over an hour. It makes a terrific meal and is great for lunches or a 2nd meal during the week. The health boost comes from pulses (split peas), whole grains such as barley and the veggies of course. Enjoy!


  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 onions diced
  • 1/2 cup of split peas (mix up green, red and yellow)
  • ¼ cup rice
  • ¼ cup pearl barley
  • 28 oz (796) ml can diced tomatoes
  • 6 cups low sodium broth
  • Cilantro or parsley for garnish


  • Chop onion and saute in 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Add split peas, rice and pearl barley, saute for 2 minutes
  • Add tomatoes and broth, stir well
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and cook for 70 minutes. (Stir occasionally, add a cup of water if you prefer more broth in your soup.)
  • Garnish with cilantro or parsley and serve.

10 servings.