Lentil Soup for People Who Thought They Hated Lentils! - Meat Op

Recipe by Caithi Romeo
READY IN: 2hrs
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Add vegetable stock,red lentils, salt, pepper, onions and garlic to a pot and bring to the boil.
  • Once boiling, reduce to a simmer and cover.
  • This is where I start to chop up vegetables and add as each vegetable is prepared.
  • I usually add in this order carrot, green beans, leek, celery, capsicum, spinach, tomato then mushrooms.
  • Add tomato paste.
  • Keep pot covered and stir every 10- 20 minutes until lentils have broken down, usually 60 to 90 minutes.
  • If the soup dries out add water.
  • Add parsley, oregano and basil, and then simmer for another 10 minutes.
  • I usually then turn off stove, leave it covered until cooled then refrigerate overnight.
  • It is worth this process, however it can obviously be eaten straight away.
  • Before serving, add shaved Parmesan as a garnish and enjoy with a crispy warm bread roll, butter and nice glass of red.
  • Hope you enjoy this as much as we all do!
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