Sunday, November 13, 2011

Meatfree Monday:Lentil Soup

     I've never had lentil soup until now. I didn't know what to expect when I started looking up recipes. I didn't find one that I thought I would like every ingredient, so I combined a few (they are all so similar anyhow) and made my own. The result was a warm you up on a cold rainy day kind of soup, which was just what we needed since it was a cold rainy day.
     I thought it tasted a lot like vegetable soup. I served this up with some warm crusty bread, and it was very filling!

1 Tbl olive oil
1 large carrot, chopped
1/2 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 cups vegetable broth (I will use chicken or beef next time!)
1 cup dried lentils
1 can green chiles, drained
2 Tbl red wine vinegar
  • Heat the oil in soup pot (medium heat). Toss in the carrot, onion, and garlic. Cook for about 3-5 minutes. 
  • Add the broth, lentils, and chiles. Season to taste with salt and pepper
  • Reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes. 
  • Stir in the vinegar and simmer 2 more minutes.

1 comment:

  1. Robin, I haven't tried lentil soup eithr - but yours looks good. Please drop me a line on if it is ok with you if I link to it on my blog, Carole's Chatter. Cheers


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