Homemade soups made with fresh stock are highly nutritious and a great way to stretch your food dollar. This is a simple inexpensive and delicious lentil soup recipe. Enjoy!
1- 1 cup of uncooked organic lentils ( soak in water overnight at room temp.) this will turn in to 3 cups of lentils.
2- 4 cups homemade chicken stock ( see chicken stock recipe)
3- 2 cups of water
4- 1 finely chopped carrot
5-1 finely chopped shallot
6- 2 cloves of garlic finely chopped
7- 1 stork or celery, finely chopped
8- 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
9- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
10- 1 1/2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
1- Place large pot over medium heat.
2- Add olive oil, garlic and shallots.
3- Sautee over medium heat until they are translucent, ( about 2 minutes), stir frequently.
4- Stir in carrots, celery, salt and pepper.
5- Cook until the carrots are soft, approximately 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
6- Remove lentils from water and rinse under cool water.
7- Stir in lentils.
8- Add stock and water.
9- Bring to boil.
10- Reduce heat, stir, cover and simmer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until lentils are soft, yet firm.
11- During the cooking process skim the top of the soup from time to time, to remove any foam that forms .
12- Some of you may want to add more salt, that’s up to you.