Have YOU tried Lentil Soup??

1975085_10152333514320505_119466064_nMy Guy Bri put in a request for Lentil Soup… I have to admit, I snubbed my nose and said EWW! He rarely asks for anything in particular, especially if I may not like it. He pulled out the recipe and asked me to make it. This recipe comes from the Moosewood Cookbook! Purchase it HERE. It’s full of vegetarian meals.

I went to the store to gather what we didn’t have of the


  • 16 oz dry lentil
  • 7 cups of water
  • 2 tsp of salt10154157_10152333495025505_665521041_n
  • 6-8 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 2 stalks of celery, chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • Lots of freshly ground black pepper
  • 2-3 medium size ripe tomatoes
  • red wine vinegar*, to drizzle

Optional –

  • 1/2-1 tsp Basil
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp oregano10001345_10152333494395505_1458036301_n



  1. Place lentils, water and salt in a pot. Bring to a boil, lower heat to a low simmer and allow to simmer for 20-30 minutes, partially covered.
  2. Add vegetables (except tomatoes), herbs and black pepper, to taste. Partially cover and allow to simmer for another 20-30 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  3. 1510472_10152333495125505_1152825671_nHeat a medium saucepan full of water to boiling. Drop in each tomato for 10-15 seconds, remove them from the water the peel off the skin. (I like to score the bottom of the tomato with an X before dipping, to give me an edge.) Cut tomato in half and remove seeds. Chop remaining tomato and add to the soup. Let the soup cook an additional 5 minutes more.
  4. Serve hot, with a drizzle of red wine vinegar* on top.



This was a very easy meal to put together. Lovey did help me with some of it. He likes pouring things into the pot, which is why I don’t have any pictures of the process… too busy keeping an eye on my helper.

* A note about RED WINE VINEGAR, my son DOES have a reaction to it. So we DO NOT put this on his soup. After looking it up, here I see that others MAY NOT have a reaction to it. Please use your own judgement.








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