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This lemony lentil soup is a very flavorful dish that seems to improve with each left-over serving. The lemons are a great complement to the lentils. The soup freezes well.
"I agree that this is a very good soup, but would recommend using only one lemon rather than two. Or as an alternative, add a package of frozen spinach to the mix, which also has the benefit of taming the lemon taste and making it even healthier."- danlinke
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Rinse lentils. Heat oil in large pot, add onions. Saute till translucent. Add carrots, garlic, salt and pepper. chilies, rosemary, oregano & bay leaves. Saute till carrots are tender. Add stock and lentils. Simmer 25 minutes. Add lemon juice & zest. Sprinkle with cheese and dill. Serve
My sister (Elizabeth) added chopped bits of chicken sausage. I added spicy Italian sausage and omitted the cheese. This is a very flexible recipe and as long as the lemon components are included it is still delicious no matter how it is seasoned
stevemur 3 weeks agoExcellent -- perfect for a rainy early spring. Added spinach and reduced lemon to just one. Feta cheese is a must. Served with flatbread.
Valerie411 1 month agoDelicious! I followed other reviews and added diced tomatoes in addition to adding kale at the end. Did not have lemons in the fridge, but used a lime instead and tastes great!
Meggles77 2 months agoSimply delicious!
Karlacooks 1 year agoEasy and delicious. I add spinach or some other green at the end when I have them, in order to get my veggies in.
edg588 1 year agoThank you to the reviewers who prefer less lemon. This was excellent with just one lemon, zest & juice. I replaced 14 ounces of the chicken stock with a can of diced tomatoes. It is great to have a great tasting dish that is healthy
danlinke 1 year agoI agree that this is a very good soup, but would recommend using only one lemon rather than two. Or as an alternative, add a package of frozen spinach to the mix, which also has the benefit of taming the lemon taste and making it even healthier.
Mkillion 1 year agoDelicious! My new favorite lentil recipe.
Erincpeters 1 year agoEasily the best lentil soup I've had, even missing some of the spices and the cheese. The lemon gives such a nice flavor. Really easy, too.
Chloe2850 1 year agoThis soup is fantastic, healthy, WOW too good.????
stevemur 2 years agoVery good, bright lentil soup. Loved the tang that the lemon and feta brought to the party. Great for winter or early spring.