46: Lentil Vegetable Soup

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46: Lentil Vegetable Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 pound French green lentils
  • 4 cups chopped yellow onions (3 large onions)
  • 4 cups chopped leeks, white part only (2 leeks)
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic (3 cloves)
  • 1/4 cup good olive oil, plus additional for drizzling on top
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme leaves or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3 cups medium-diced celery (8 stalks)
  • 3 cups medium-diced carrots (4 to 6 carrots)
  • 3 quarts chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons red wine or red wine vinegar
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Making It: 

  1. Take a large bowl, and drop in the Lentils along with boiling water and allow to sit for 15 minutes. Cover the lentils, and later on drain the water off.
  2. Next, Saute the onions, leeks, and garlic with the olive oil, salt, pepper, thyme, and cumin in a large stockpot on medium heat for 20 minutes, until the vegetables turn translucent and feel or appear very tender. Add in the Celery and Carrots, and continue to saute further for 10 minutes. Next, add the chicken stock, tomato paste, and lentils. 
  3. Cover the pan or whatever utensil you used and bring the entire recipe to a boil. 
  4. Reduce the level of flame or heat, and further continue to simmer for 1 hour with your utensil uncovered until — making sure that — the lentils are cooked thoroughly till the turn soft & mushy. 
  5. Take on the seasonings, beginning with adding in the Red Wine.
  6. Prepare to Serve hot, with olive oil drizzled all over, and grated Parmesan sprinkled evenly, just as in a Pizza!

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