Still thawing out over here in New England. This mash did the trick – comfort food at its tastiest, folks. I can’t begin to tell you how incredibly delicious and hearty this quick dish is. If you are a mushroom fan, this recipe is dedicated to you, baby. There are a few parts to this recipe, but trust me – it takes under a half hour!

Hearty Lentil, Mushroom and Barley Mash [Vegan]


  • 2 cups lentils, prepared according to package
  • 1/2 cup barley, prepared according to package
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 vidalia onion, sliced
  • 3 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/3 cup water


  1. Cook lentils and barley in separate pots, according to package instructions.
  2. While lentils and barley are cooking, prep all veggies. Sauté in olive oil over medium heat. Cook until tender.
  3. Once lentils are done, take 1/2 cup out and put in a blender. Add 1/3 cup water and blend until smooth. Creamy dreamy, right? Set aside.
  4. Add cooked veggies to pot of cooked lentils and mix well. Season with garlic salt, onion powder, celery salt, salt, and pepper.
  5. Last but not least, stir in the lentil mash. Done!

Nutritional Information

Per Serving: Calories: 2147 | Carbs: 333 g | Fat: 48 g | Protein: 112 g | Sodium: 1770 mg | Sugar: 18 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.


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