For an amazing and comforting treat, serve our Family Lentil Soup to your loved ones. They’ll adore it and you. Delish, regular or creamy. Soon, a family favorite.
Family Lentil Soup

Family Lentil Soup
 
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Recipe type: Soups and Stews
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, peeled
  • 1 carrot, scraped
  • 2 sticks celery, washed
  • 8 ounces (250 g) red lentils, washed
  • 1 sprig parsley
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 bouquet garni
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 pints (1.2 litre) chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 Tablespoon (7 g) chopped parsley
  • wholewheat bread croutons
Instructions
  1. Heat the oil over a low heat in a large saucepan.
  2. Dice the vegetables finely, add to the oil and allow to cook for 4 minutes.
  3. Add the lentils, parsley, bay leaf, bouquet garni, seasoning and stock.
  4. Bring to the boil and simmer gently for about 35 minutes, until the lentils are cooked.
  5. If necessary, skim the surface from time to time.
  6. Taste for seasoning and adjust.
  7. Serve with chopped parsley sprinkled on top and a dish of croutons.
Notes
Variation: Cream of Lentil Soup can be made by pureeing the soup and reheating slowly with 4 Tablespoons (60 ml) milk and 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) heavy cream.

 

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