Sunday, March 28, 2010

Lentil Soup

V To make this vegan, leave out the bacon.

Lentil Soup 6-8 servings

1 onion diced
1 large carrot diced
2 celery stalks diced
3 stips bacon diced
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 1/2 cups dry lentils
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp dry dill
1 tsp chili powder
salt & pepper to taste
5 cups water
1 19oz can diced canned tomatoes with juice
1 cup chopped fresh parsley

Cook the vegetables and bacon in oil until they're tender. Stir in lentils to coat and stir in spices.

Cover with water and simmer until the lentils are tender. If it seems too thick add more water.

Add the can of tomatoes with their juices and stir. Add parsley and cook for another 5 or 10 minutes.

Serve with a squeeze of lemon.

- lentil soup -

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