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.
1pintjar with lidclean and dry
1/2cupgreen split peas
1/4cupalphabet shaped pastaor star shaped or brown rice for gluten-free
2tablespoonsdehydrated onion flakes
1/2tablespoondehydrated celery flakes
Layer ingredients in the jar in order given.
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."
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.