Lentil Soup

Melody U.


Simple and hearty. Serve with crusty bread.


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16 oz
pkg dry lentils
bay leaf
2 1/2 qt
3/4 c
carrots, chopped
3/4 c
onions, chopped
3/4 c
celery, chopped
1 clove
garlic, minced
1/4 tsp
1 1/2 tsp
ham hock or shank

How to Make Lentil Soup


  • 1Heat 1-2 Tbs of olive oil in soup pot. Saute carrots, onions, and celery until a bit carmelized. Add garlic to vegetables and saute for 30 seconds. Add a cup or two of water to deglaze the pan, scraping up all of the browned bits. Add remaining water, lentils, bay leaf and ham hock. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to simmer and cook uncovered for 2 hours. If soup seems to be reducing too quickly (it should be a somewhat thick soup), cover with a lid for remaining cooking time.
  • 2Remove ham hock; pick meat off bone, chop and return to soup. Salt and pepper to taste.

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About Lentil Soup

Course/Dish: Bean Soups, Vegetable Soup
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtags: #Soups, #lentils, #Stews

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