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Lentil Soup [Feb. 27th, 2012|02:22 pm]
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Hello, everyone! I made a really good lentil soup the other day and thought I'd share with you all, since it was disgustingly easy and cheap.

1.5 medium onions
2 medium carrots
3 stalks celery
3 cloves garlic
3 cups dried lentils
approx. 6 cups vegan broth (I use Vegan Better than Bouillon. It's the best one I've had, by far)
3 tbsp vegan butter/olive oil
2 bay leaves
Thyme & sage (not sure how much exactly. I just kinda throw it in)
Salt & pepper to taste
A BIG stock pot

Saute all the veggies in your stock pot until soft (I usually cover them with a lid to speed it up). Add the garlic last so it doesn't burn. Add the lentils, broth and herbs. Cover. Let simmer for an hour at least, so the lentils can soak everything up. If it gets too dry, add a bit more water/broth. If you don't have time to let it simmer until it all breaks down, you can blend it all together to have a bit of a smoother consistancy, but I'm low matinence so I just eat it as-is. Serve with a good vegan bread or a home-made one.
This makes a lot of soup, so I like to make it & keep leftovers in my fridge or put it into smaller portions & freeze it.


[User Picture]From: ohletmetelu
2012-02-28 04:21 pm (UTC)
This is great, thanks! I've added it to my memories so I can make it soon :)
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[User Picture]From: grapesheezy
2012-02-29 01:27 pm (UTC)
Cool! Hope you like it!
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[User Picture]From: kokoronagomu
2012-02-28 08:43 pm (UTC)
yumm!! love the sage and thyme \o/

i made lentil soup last night too but the husband wanted curry so i used indian curry and masala spices and i added chopped peppers and a bag of frozen soup veggies. i love lentils, they can be so versatile!
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[User Picture]From: grapesheezy
2012-02-29 01:28 pm (UTC)
I agree. Probably one of my favorite foods, by far. And YUMM I love any spice that's vaguely Indian. Haha
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[User Picture]From: gimmiegimmie
2012-03-01 10:31 am (UTC)
I do something really similar but I deglaze the pot with a good pour of dry sherry and let the alcohol boil off before adding the stock and lentils. mmm...
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[User Picture]From: tommy50702
2014-12-03 08:28 am (UTC)
I'm not a vegan but this is one of my favorite vegan recipes.
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[User Picture]From: grapesheezy
2014-12-24 03:00 am (UTC)
Glad to hear it! :)
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