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Alphabet Soup in a Jar

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Servings: Yield: 4 (1 quart) jars dry soup mix (Each jar ser

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Prep Time: 45 minutes


4 cup alphabet pasta
3/4 cup quick-cooking pearl barley, such as Quaker Quick Pearled Barley
1 1/3 cups dried green split peas
1 (1.4 or 1.8 oz pkg.) Lipton or knorr brand dry vegetable soup mix
4 (1.2 oz) cubes low-sodium chicken bouillon crystal, such as Herb-Ox brand
1 1/3 cup dried green lentils
1 (3.5 oz.) container dried minced onions (about 1 cup), found in the Spice aisle
1 cup dried parsley, found in the Spice aisle
2 tablespoons italian seasoning
4 teaspoons Garlic power
2 teaspoons Black pepper, freshly ground
1 1/3 cup dried yellow split peas
4 cups dry-packed sun-dried tomato (found in the Bulk section), cut in quarters with scissors


Note: Be sure to use quick-cooking barley, as regular barley takes much longer to cook.
1. Place 1 cup pasta in each of 4 separate plastic sandwich bags and seal or tie with a twist tie, making sure to squeeze out any extra air. Reserve.
2. Line up 4 (1 quart) glass jars. Be sure jars are dry, then layer ingredients as follows:3 Tbsp. barley1/3 cup green split peas2 Tbsp. vegetable soup mix1 (1.2 oz) box sodium-free chicken bouillon (Note: Use contents of all8 packets.)1/3 cup lentils1/4 cup dried minced onions1/4 cup dried parsley11/2 tsp. Italian seasoning1 tsp. garlic powder1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper1 tsp. celery seeds1/3 cup yellow split peas1 cup quartered sun-dried tomatoes
3. Place reserved bag of pasta on top and seal each jar with a lid. Attach cooking instructions.
Source: Hannaford fresh Magazine, November - December 2009

Nutritional Information

* Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate Less Than 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber Less Than 25g 30g
Nutritional Facts
Servings Yield: 4 (1 quart) jars dry soup mix (Each jar serves 6 when prepared)
Base Nutrients
Calories 1382 kcal (69%)
Calories from Fat 144 kcal (0%)
Total Fat 16 g (24%)
Saturated Fat 13 g (65%)
Cholesterol 1 mg (0%)
Sodium 1930 mg (80%)
Total Carbohydrates 272 g (90%)
Dietary Fiber 64 g (256%)
Protein 83 g (138%)
Vitamin A 730 IU (14%)
Vitamin C 39 mg (65%)
Calcium 230 mg (4%)
Iron 26 mg (43%)

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