Everyone here seems to like lentil soup. Anyone have a recipe they could share??
I do mine in the crockpot.
1 cup lentils
1 onion, diced
2-3 stalks celery, diced
1 carrot, diced
2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 can of tomatoes
4-6 cups of chicken stock
1 teaspoon sage
1 teaspoon thyme
diced ham or a ham bone (optional)
Cook on low for 6 hours, high for 3.
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Our favorite is a little different:
Apricot Lentil Soup
To make a big pot of soup–I guess it’s about 10 main-dish servings–you will need:
- 1 onion
- 2 cloves garlic
- 8 dried apricots
- 3 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1 1/2 cups dry red lentils
- 5 cups vegetable broth
- 1 cup crushed or finely diced tomato
- 2 cups grated carrot
- 1/2 tsp. cumin
- 1/2 tsp. thyme
- salt and pepper to taste–we like white pepper in this recipe
Dice the onion and apricots. Crush the garlic. Saute these things in the oil in a large soup pot until onion begins to brown.
Add the lentils and broth. If carrots or tomatoes are frozen, also add them at this time. (We sometimes buy large amounts of vegetables on sale and slice/grate and freeze them. You can throw them into the pot frozen and break them up as they cook.) Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes.
Add tomatoes and carrots (if you didn’t already) and seasonings. Simmer another 10 minutes.
Serve as soon as you’re ready! Don’t be afraid of leftovers; this soup is just as good reheated. Reused glass jars are great for storing leftovers.
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