Friday, January 21, 2011

French lentil soup

I love French lentils. I like to put them in ragu, but since we're not really eating a lot of meat right now (healthy/diet) so I did something else. I made soup! Alex is a super soup fan (say that five times fast) and wasn't feeling the best the other day. This helped. It's fast, easy, and full of things you'll probably have in your kitchen. 

French Lentil Soup
Adapted from Epicurious

1 T olive oil
2 large onions, chopped
1 c carrots, chopped
1 chili pepper, minced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/4 c French lentils
1 can diced tomatoes
4 c stock
salt and pepper to taste

Heat the olive oil in a small soup pot. Toss in the onions, carrots, chili pepper, and garlic and cook for about 15 minutes. Add the lentils, tomatoes, and stock. Cover and simmer for 30 to 45 mins, until the lentils are cooked. Puree half in the blender and stir back in, add salt and pepper to taste, and serve to your sad sick husband. 

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