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Milk Street Recipe
Instant Pot

Persian Barley-Lentil Soup with Spinach

FAST: 50 minutes
Slow: 5¼ to 6¼ hours 20 minutes active

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Persian Barley-Lentil Soup with Spinach

This hearty vegetarian soup was inspired by a recipe in “Bottom of the Pot” by Naz Deravian, who explains that she created the dish by combining two classic Persian soups: lentil and barley. She uses dried limes common in Persian cuisine to infuse the broth with unique citrus notes. We opted for easier-to-find fresh limes and use the zest for fragrance and flavor and the juice to add tanginess. For efficiency, prep the spinach and cilantro while the barley and lentils cook. And to round out the meal, serve with warmed bread or flatbread and a dollop of plain yogurt for richness.

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Servings

Tip

Don't use hulled barley instead of pearled barley. Hulled barley has had its inedible outer hull removed but retains its bran. Pearled barley, on the other hand, has been polished to remove the bran, which makes it quicker to tenderize; in this recipe, it cooks at the same rate as the lentils.

FAST: 50 minutes
Slow: 5¼ to 6¼ hours

20 minutes active

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