So simple and so good. Lentil soup is a filling vegetarian dish, or you can add ham to taste.
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1 1/2cupsdry French lentils
2carrotspeeled and diced
8clovesgarlicsmashed and chopped
8cupschicken or vegetable stock
salt and pepper
Roasted cauliflower and broccoli
diced sauteed ham
Rinse lentils and place in a large bowl. Cover with water and soak for 24 hours.
In a large pot saute onions, carrots and celery in olive oil. Saute for a few minutes then add chopped garlic. Cook until onions are translucent and carrots and celery begin to soften. Add stock, thyme and bay leaf. Cover and simmer for about an hour or until lentils and vegetables are tender. Season with salt and pepper. Right before serving add a handful of chopped fresh parsley.
Ladle soup into bowls and top with roasted cauliflower and broccoli or sauteed ham...or both.
Simple French Lentil Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 187Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Vitamin A 3275IU66%
Vitamin C 7.8mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.