Monday, October 17, 2011

Tempt My Tummy Tuesday- Lentil Soup

1 bag lentils
1 onion
4 celery stalks
1 carrot (optional)
2 Tbsp. butter
32 oz. chicken broth or vegetable broth

Lentils are great because they do not need to be soaked over night, like a lot of other beans.

Take bag of lentils and put into bowl with water- sort through and make sure there are no stones or anything extra.
Place rinsed beans in a pot with about 6-8 cups of water.
Bring to a boil and let simmer with lid half off for about 1 hour.
Chop up celery, the onion and the carrot either small or larger pieces- whichever you prefer.
In a small pot, melt butter on low and add the celery, onion and carrot, cover with lid and keep stirring. Wait until all 3 are soft and add to your lentils.
Next, add your chicken stock.
Heat and let simmer- the longer I do this, the better it tastes.

All my kids eat this and love it.
Sometimes I put brown rice pasta in it.
We sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top.
When I was young, my mom used to put hot dogs and elbows in it.
Delicious, but not so healthy.

And the kids love if I make some cornbread on the side.


I am linking up here and here.

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  1. This looks SO delicious...I LOVE lentils, I’m book-marking this to make for later! I found you via Tempt my Tummy Tuesday. I’m your newest follower and would love a “follow back”!

    Have a great week,

    Jillian @

  2. This looks awesome! I am drooling over the picture of the soup. I don't think my family would be quite as enthusiastic. But, who knows? By the way, THANKS for joining in on my linky party! I was so worried I wouldn't have anyone participate at all.


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