Lentil Soup

Sugar Free Recipe

There’s nothing like a delicious steaming bowl of lentil soup and crusty cheese bread to welcome you in from the cold. This is the kind of soup that delights as it warms you right down to your toes.


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Ingredients

4 cloves Garlic
1 Yellow Onion
4 Carrots
4 stalks Celery
3 tbsp Olive Oil
2 Cups Lentils
1 tbsp Cumin
2 qt Vegetable Broth
1 Bay Leaf
2 whole sprigs Thyme
Salt and Pepper to taste


Preparation

Set a large, dry dutch oven over medium heat and drop in the Garlic cloves with their peels still on. Let them toast for a few minutes on each side, until the skins are browned and fragrant, and set aside.
Roughly chop the Onion, Carrots, and Celery. Add the Olive Oil to the dutch oven and saute until browned and tender.
Peel and smash up the Garlic and add it back to the pot, along with the Lentils and Cumin. Cook for a few seconds, until the lentils are nicely coated in oil. Empty the Broth into the pot and add the Bay Leaf and whole sprigs of Thyme. Simmer until the lentils are tender, about 30 minutes. Fish out the Bay Leaf and Thyme.
Season with Salt and Pepper and serve piping hot. We like this soup all on its own, but it’s kind of amazing with a little extra . Stir in some spinach or add a little diced ham and definitely serve it with a side of hearty cheesy bread or croutons.

Serves 6-8

Lentil Soup

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