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Garlic Lentil Soup Recipe

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Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Total Time: Under 2 Hours
Skill Level: Easy
Cost: Inexpensive
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Garlic Lentil Soup

Photo by: Joseph DeLeo

Yield: 4 servings

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 cup dry green lentils
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cups chopped sweet onion
  • 6 bay leaves
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary (optional)
  • 12 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 4-5 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons red wine or balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons tamari soy sauce, or to taste
  • Dash cayenne pepper or hot sauce, or to taste

Directions

1. Pick through the lentils to remove any dirt, stones, or damaged legumes, then wash and drain. Set aside.

2. Heat the oil in a large, heavy kettle such as a cast-iron Dutch oven. Add the onion, bay leaves, and rosemary, and saute over medium-low heat for 10 minutes. Add the garlic and saute for 10 minutes more.

3. Place the lentils, water, and vinegar in the pot with the onions and garlic, and cover. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 40 minutes, or until the lentils are tender.

4. Add the tamari and simmer slowly, stirring occasionally, about 20-30 minutes more, or until the broth becomes rich and thick. If it becomes too thick, add more water.

5. Before serving, add the cayenne pepper. Enjoy with fresh whole-grain bread and a salad.


© 2005 Victoria Renoux
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

336kcal (17%)
529mg (22%)
53g
17g
8g (12%)
0g
1g (5%)
5g
1g
0mg (0%)
15g
16g
88mg
824mg
2mcg RAE (0%)
17mg (28%)
100mg (10%)
5mg (27%)
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