Lentil Soup Mix in a Jar

Lentil Soup Mix

Easy Lentil Soup Mix in a Jar is perfect for gift giving, especially around the New Year since lentils eaten on New Year's Day bring good luck. 


  • 1 pint jar with lid clean and dry
  • 1/2 cup green split peas
  • 1/2 cup lentils
  • 1/2 cup pearl barley
  • 1/4 cup alphabet shaped pasta or star shaped or brown rice for gluten-free
  • 2 tablespoons dehydrated onion flakes
  • 1/2 tablespoon dehydrated celery flakes
  • 1 teaspoon parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper


  1. Layer ingredients in the jar in order given.
  2. For gift giving include the following instructions: "Combine soup mix with 2 quarts of chicken, beef or vegetable broth and one cup cooked and chopped beef, chicken or ham (optional). Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until peas are tender. Add salt and pepper to taste."

Recipe Notes

The instructions below are for 1 pint jar which will make about 8 cups of soup. Each one-pound bag of lentils (and barley and peas) will yield approximately 2 cups so you can make 4 pint jars. Click here for a printable label.