Sunday, September 1, 2013

My favorite lentil soup

This recipe is from my all time favorite cook book - Jane Brody's Good Food Book.

It's an old book but still available on Amazon

This soup is so good!

My Favorite Lentil Soup

2 T olive oil
2 large / 3 medium onions, chopped
3 carrots, grated
3/4 t marjoram
3/4 t thyme
1 28-oz can tomatoes with juice
7 cups broth
1.5 cups dried lentils--rinsed and picked
1/2 t salt
1/4-1/2 t pepper
6 oz dry white wine
1/3 C fresh parsley or 2 T dried parsley flakes

Heat the oil in a large pot with a heavy bottom. Sauté the onions, carrots, marjoram, and thyme for about 5 minutes.

Coarsely chop the tomatoes, then add them to the veggies. Add the broth and lentils. Bring to boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for a half hour to 45 minutes or until lentils are tender.

Add the wine after the lentils are tender, then season to taste. 

I like to add chopped Kale near the end of the cooking time.

This soup is great topped with grated cheese

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