Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Its Soup Weather - Lentil Soup



The weather outside is becoming frightful - we have already seen some snowflakes around here!  Anyone else feeling winter a little too soon?  Nothing like a good, hearty, comforting and healthy bowl of soup to help with that.  The minute I see the grey skies I get a chill in my bones that calls for a bowl of soup. I like my soup to be hearty, a bowl of broth isn't going to make me happy - I need stuff!

This soup is so full of flavor and so easy to make and let's face it - after the Thanksgiving festivities easy is good.  Healthy is good too.  Chock full of veges, lentils, tomatoes and sweet potatoes - this soup is a great hearty dish....enjoy!!!


recipe adapted from Martha Stewart
Ingredients:
1 - 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
3 carrots, chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1-2 sweet potatoes, cubed 
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
2 bay leaves
2 (14 ounce) cans diced tomatoes
4 cups water or chicken broth or a mixture of the two
1 cup lentils, rinsed and picked over

Directions:
Heat oil in a dutch oven over medium heat and saute the carrots, celery, onion and sweet potatoes until vegetables begin to soften a bit.  Season the vegetables with salt and pepper. Once the onion becomes translucent add the garlic and the herbs and saute until fragrant, about 30 seconds.  

Add in the cans of dices tomatoes, the liquid (water and broth) and the lentils.  Bring everything to a boil and then reduce the heat and simmer covered until the lentils are tender about 30-40 minutes.  

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4 comments:

  1. Oh, this soup looks SO good. I absolutely love soup - it's one of my favorite foods year round - and I'd love a bowl of this one!

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  2. This looks amazing!! Found you at Lamberts Lately. I am now a permanent hostess of Tasty Tuesdays and would love you to stop by and link up this recipe if you have not yet already. Here is the link http://bit.ly/1htHZV7
    Lori

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  3. I love homemade soup, now if our weather would just cooperate! It's almost 80 today!

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  4. Hi Danielle,
    It is soup weather and this is a great soup to start the season. Hope you have a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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