Lentil Soup Recipe
1 lb of dry green/brown Lentils
1 large diced yellow onion
3 cloves of fresh peeled garlic
4 peeled sliced carots
4 cleaned sliced celery stalks
small handful of fresh basil leaves
3 Tbl olive oil
salt (to tatste)
detilini pasta or brown rice (optional)
Start with a large soup pot on medium heat.
Put your olive oil, Onion and minced/crushed fresh garlic.
Add the carrots and celery.
Stir ingredients on a low/med heat until al dente.
Add Lentils and 8 cups of water/broth of your choice.
Allow mixture simmer, add basil and salt.
Let the soup simmer for 45 min, checking that liquid is not getting low.
Make pasta/rice according to direction in a seperate pot
Serve soup on it's own or with pasta or rice.. yummmmm
**in our home we make it vegan and serve it with a toasty piece of Italian bread**