Saturday, November 20, 2010

Yummy Lentil Soup

This soup is very inexpensive to make and extremely tasty.

-2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
-2 small onions, diced
-2 or 3 carrots, sliced
-4 cups vegetarian soup broth
-2 cups water
-2 cups dry lentils
-black pepper
-1/2 tsp salt
-1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
-2 bay leaves

Saute onions and carrots in olive oil. In a large pot, or crock pot, add vegetable broth, lentils, and seasonings. Cook on low until lentils have softened (1 hour). Take out bay leaves and eat!

**Tips: I serve this with whole wheat bread and a salad. You could have turkey sandwiches, also. We like to sprinkle Parmesan cheese or grated mozzarella on top. You can throw everything in a crock pot and let it sit on low all day.

Serves 6-8 people. Double it if you want leftovers. It keeps well in the refrigerator or freezer. Enjoy!