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Lentil Vegetable Soup

Posted May 10 2010 4:41pm

A made a simple lentil vegetable soup for dinner tonight, rustic I suppose. I didn't fuss around, just put a few ingredients in a large pot and simmered it for about hour and half. It was super yummy and easy to make.

I like to serve this type of soup with a loaf of good bread and a salad. Who says dinner has to be hard? I literally threw this together in about 15 minutes, and left it to cook on the stove (on low), left the house even for 40 minutes!

I also got some goodies in the mail this afternoon. Edward and Sons sent me a box of products to try, which is always fun. I love getting things via snail mail :)

The brown rice snaps didn't last long...they were tasty. The miso cup soup was really good, I was out all day running errands and when I got home I decided to try it and  I really was quite impressed with the taste. There is 3 servings in a pack and each package contains two small envelopes one for miso paste, the other has dehydrated tofu, seaweed and green onions. I like miso soup.

Lentil Vegetable Soup
  • 1 medium onion- small diced
  • 2 cloves garlic-minced
  • 3 carrots-peeled and small diced
  • 1 stalk celery- small diced
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 bay leaf
  • water to cover( about 7 cups)
  • 1 small potato- peeled and small diced
  • 1 cup green lentils
  • 1 Roma tomato- small diced 
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground pepper

In a pot saute the onion, garlic, carrots and celery, for 3-4 minutes
Add spices and cover with water. Add lentils, potato, and tomato. Bring to a boil.
Simmer for 1 1/2 hours, or until the lentils are soft. Season with sea salt and pepper.
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