Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Lentil Soup / / / Recipe Wednesday



I tried this homemade Lentil Soup last night that I got from Mireille Guiliano's second book, French women for all seasons. I definitely recommend! The results, surprisingly filling and my daughter who is, (extremely picky) actually loved it. Added with a side salad, cheese and fried red Potatoes, it was a perfect cold weather meal.

INGREDIENTS

2 quarts vegetable stock
½ pound lentils
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, peeled and chopped
1 clove garlic, peeled and chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes
Salt and freshly ground Pepper

Yield: 4 servings

RECIPE

Bring the vegetable stock to a simmer, and drop in the lentils.

Heat the oil in a skillet, and add the onion, garlic, and celery. Cook until golden, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the parsley and tomatoes, and cook 8 to 10 minutes more.

After the lentils have been cooking for 35 to 40 minutes, add the onion mixture to pot and cover. Let simmer until the lentils are soft, 5 to 10 more minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and serve immediately.

* Photo via- Fat Free Vegan.

12 comments:

Simply Mel said...

Looks and sounds divine!

Now....what's this cheese and fried red potatoes you mentioned? Sounds yummy too!

Liv said...

Mmmmm... must try. Problem is, when I get cold I also get lazy!

postcardandlove said...

i will have to go pickup the ingredients and try this! how is the book by the way? i've been interested in reading her first book and had no idea she had a second one! thank you for sharing <3

ALWAYS CHASING said...

It looks so delicous! I might try the recipe!

leah said...

sounds delish. looks delish.

Cheryl Lynn said...

Looks scrumptious and sounds positively delish! I'm going to try it. I love lentils and want to add more of them to my diet.

Have a great day.

Catherine said...

Wednesdays are starting to look up. This soup look perfect. Can't wait to try it.

Dancing Branflake said...

I love Lentil Soup! My most favorite soup ever.

Anna said...

oh yummy :) ive never had lentil soup before.

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Sophie A. said...

I love lentils--they don't get enough credit! Yum, looks so hearty. Super nutritious, too.

Leigh said...

Oh Jessica you will love the second book, funny thing is I never picked up the first, so I will be doing that. She really does point out such common sense ideals.
xo

Liv- I hope you feel better, I would ship you some if I could ;)

Simply Mel- Just some simple Fried red potatoes and slices of mixed cheeses on my plate. :) Was perfect all together.. mmm

Emmy said...

I actually own the book but havent
read it yet. But this looks sooo good, I want to make it!

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