Monday, April 16, 2007

Simply Delicious Lentil Soup

Here is a quick, cheap, delicious lentil soup recipe that I've made for many years. This one always gets rave reviews. Don't skimp on the fresh spinach, it makes the soup extra tasty.


1 Large Onion
1 Pound Package Lentils
2-3 Carrots
4-5 Diced Yellow or Red Potatoes
2-3 Cups Fresh Spinach
10 Cups Vegetable or Chicken Stock
2 Tbs. Herbes de Provence or 1 Tbs. Thyme 1/2 Tbs. Rosemary 1/2 Tbs Marjoram
1/2 Tbs. Fresh Ground Pepper
1/4 Tbs. Salt


Heat 1 tbs. olive oil in medium sized stock pot. Saute onion until it is translucent.
Add diced carrots and potatoes. Saute for 5 mins, until carrots and potatoes begin to soften. Add Herbes de Provence and pepper and salt, stir to evenly coat ingredients. Add lentils and soup stock. Bring content of pot to a boil, then reduce to simmer for 35 mins. After lentil have softened, and about 5 mins. before soup is done, add fresh spinach. Serve hot.

Comments: Photo coming soon. This soup freezes and reheats very well.

Source: Original


Tom Coady said...

What colour lentils? This sounds yummy, like the rest :)

Eric Frost said...

green lentils. thanks for asking.

Tom Coady said...

Thanks Eric. Of course what other lentil could be used with these french herbs? "Puy lentils are considered by many to be the best lentil because of their unique peppery flavour and the fact they hold their shape during cooking." They are also mighty healthful according to wikipedia :)