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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

French Lentil Soup Recipe

I had planned to post a silly craft project today but my printer wasn't cooperating. I needed the print to complete the craft. So in replace of a craft project, I decided to share one of my new favorite recipes, French Lentil Soup. I think I've made this soup every other week (that's high rotation in this house). What I like about this soup is it's hearty, healthy, and easy to make. Hope you like it too.

French Lentil Soup
Adapted from an Epicurious recipe

3 Tablespoons olive oil
1 Large yellow onion chopped
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped carrots
3 garlic cloves minced
4-5 cups chicken stock
1 1/4 cups lentils drained and rinsed
14oz can of diced tomatoes plus juice
3 Tablespoons Balsamic vinegar
Salt & Pepper to taste

1. In a large pot saute onions, garlic, carrots and celery in olive oil for about 10 - 15 minutes.

2. Add lentils, chicken stock, and diced tomatoes. Bring to a boil then cover and simmer for 35 minutes.

3. When lentils are tender, add balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy.


Hope Chella said...

this looks so yummy!!!!


Ayie said...

delicious and healthy

Amy's Stocking Stuffers said...

I definitely have to try this. My husband would eat soup three meals a day if he could!

How many servings/bowls would you say this makes? Thanks! (I've subscribed to follow-up comments so I'll get your answer if you post it here.)

Sety said...

I make a similar soup, but add 2 1/2 bay leaves, 2 tablespoons of oregano, 2 tablespoons of thyme, and 1 tablespoon of rosemary. It adds a little extra flavor and it smells amazing :)

p.s. also, stirring in a spoonful of Dijon mustard when serving makes it all the more wonderful!

zakkalife said...


It serves about 5-6 people as a main entree. I usually serve the soup with bread. If you get a chance to make it, please tell me what you think.


zakkalife said...


Thank you for sharing how you make the soup. I'll have try it with dijon mustard next time I make it.

greetingarts said...

Lentils are fast becoming a pantry staple in my house. Thanks for this recipe, will have to try it before it heats up around here.

Kayleigh said...

That looks so good! And I'm pretty sure I have all those ingredients in the cupboards. I think I'm going to make some tomorrow....

Michelle Price said...

THanks for sharing this-I've been looking for a great recipe!

Hippy Goodwife said...

Dinner! I have all of these ingredients in the pantry and a loaf of one hour french bread cooling. Perfect!

maryann said...

Thanks for this recipe, will have to try it before it heats up around here.How many servings/bowls would you say this makes? Thanks!

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Billie said...

thanks for sharing. Looks yummy and easy to make.

Marisa said...

I made this tonight. I loved it! My husband was worried when he saw how much balsamic was going in the pot, but I loved the flavor boost. Lentil soup definitely needs flavor!

Hubs and I gobbled it up. The kids...not so much. But they're weird. :)

Thanks for the recipe!

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