Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Yummy Lentil Soup

This is comfort food at it's finest and is an economical meal!


     1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
     1 medium onion, diced
     2-4 carrots, sliced (I like a lot of these!)
     4 cups vegetarian soup broth
     1 cup of dry lentils
     1/4 teaspoon black pepper
     1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
     2 bay leaves
     1/2 teaspoon salt
     1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice


In a large pot saute the onions and carrots in olive oil until onions are translucent.  Add broth and seasonings.  Reduce heat.  Cover and simmer until lentils are soft, about an hour.  Remove bay leaves.  Stir in lemon juice.  Serve with a salad and whole grain bread.

You can monkey around with this recipe and double it or add more/different ingredients.  I think it's very forgiving.  Might even be good with some celery, too!  Hope you enjoy!!