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Lentil Soup Recipe

Lentil Soup Recipe

Thursday, Dec 1, 2016

Lentil Soup Recipe

 

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 ¼ cup lentils
  • 11 cups low-salt chicken broth
  • 4 to 6 fresh thyme sprigs
  • Grated parmesan cheese

 

Cooking Instructions

  1. Heat the oil in a heavy large pot over medium heat.
  1. Add the onion, carrots, and celery.
  1. Add the garlic, salt, and pepper and sauté until all the vegetables are tender, about 5 to 8 minutes.
  1. Add the tomatoes with their juices. Simmer until the juices evaporate a little and the tomatoes break down, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes.
  1. Add the lentils and mix to coat.
  1. Add the broth and stir.
  1. Add the thyme sprigs.
  1. Bring to a boil over high heat. Cover and simmer over low heat until the lentils are almost tender, about 30 minutes.
  1. Season with salt and pepper.
  1. Sprinkle with the Parmesan, drizzle with olive oil, and serve.