Persian Split Pea and Barley Stew Recipe

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Persian Split Pea and Barley Stew
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  1. In a medium saucepan, bring the barley, bay leaf, garlic and 2 cups of water to a boil.
  2. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Add the split peas, cardamom, cinnamon and the remaining water and simmer, covered for another 45 minutes, or until the barley and split peas are soft and most of the liquid has absorbed.
  4. Stir occasionally and, if necessary, add a small amount of additional water to prevent the mixture from sticking.
  5. While the barley and split peas are cooking, place the onions, carrots, potatoes, salt, cayenne, and stock in a large saucepan.
  6. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer, covered for 10 minutes.
  7. Stir in the tomatoes and continue to simmer, covered, for about 10 minutes, until the vegetables are tender.
  8. Add the cooked barley and split peas. Stir in the parsley, lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste. Discard the bay leaf.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 246.42 Kcal (1032 kJ)
Calories from fat 30.25 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.36g 5%
Cholesterol 3.52mg 1%
Sodium 1337.12mg 56%
Potassium 765.45mg 16%
Total Carbs 47.09g 16%
Sugars 7.83g 31%
Dietary Fiber 8.03g 32%
Protein 9.3g 19%
Vitamin C 23.2mg 39%
Vitamin A 0.7mg 22%
Iron 3.1mg 17%
Calcium 83mg 8%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 52.72 Kcal (221 kJ)
Calories from fat 6.47 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.72g 5%
Cholesterol 0.75mg 1%
Sodium 286.05mg 56%
Potassium 163.75mg 16%
Total Carbs 10.07g 16%
Sugars 1.67g 31%
Dietary Fiber 1.72g 32%
Protein 1.99g 19%
Vitamin C 5mg 39%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 22%
Iron 0.7mg 17%
Calcium 17.7mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 4.4
  • 6

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • cholesterol free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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