Lentil Soup

Lentil Soup

Ready in 50 minutes
11 review(s) averaging 5. 100% would make again

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Lentils cooked in broth with carrots, onions and celery warms your insides when the weather is cold outside.

"Never tried lentil soup and made this recipe using regular broccoli, froze some for lunch later, glad I did because everyone in my family wolfed it down as fast as possible! Everyone at work loved it too!"

- Sbunting66

Ingredients

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4 thick slices bacon; diced
1 large Onion; chopped
2 medium carrots; peeled and sliced
3 stalks of Celery; sliced
3 plum tomatoes; peeled and chopped
1 16-oz package brown lentils
3 teaspoons kosher salt; or to taste
0.5 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves; chopped
3 bay leaves
8 cups hot chicken broth; (up to 10 cups)
1 bunch broccoli rabe; chopped in 2 inch pieces
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Original recipe makes 6

Servings  

Preparation

In 5-quart Dutch oven or large sauce pot over medium-high heat, fry bacon until lightly browned. Drain on paper towels and set aside.

To the pan drippings, add onion, carrots, celery and over medium heat, cook until onions are tender, about 8-10 minutes.

Add tomatoes, lentils, pepper, thyme, bay leaves, 8 cups hot broth, and 2 teaspoons salt.

Cover, bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer and cook 30 to 45 minutes or until lentils are tender. Discard the bay leaves before adding the broccoli rabe.

Add broccoli rabe and bacon the last 10-15 minutes of cooking time. Taste for salt and if needed, add the additional teaspoon. If the soup needs more liquid, add the additional 2 cups of broth.

Stir in the lemon juice and drizzle the olive oil on top before serving.

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Lentil Soup photo by weckle weckle

Lentil Soup photo by weckle weckle

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With the bacon and broccoli...great combo of flavors!
Valerie411 6 months ago
Flavorful.
marwamp 11 month ago
Very very good for lentil soup! Love the bacon idea, it adds so much depth in flavor. Many members of my family got up for seconds. I'll certainly keep this recipe in my favorites.
KZinn 1 year ago
Never tried lentil soup and made this recipe using regular broccoli, froze some for lunch later, glad I did because everyone in my family wolfed it down as fast as possible! Everyone at work loved it too!
Sbunting66 2 years ago
Made just as directed, delicious
Jilliesmother 2 years ago
Made as posted,excellent.
Jilliesmother 2 years ago
This was excellent and I am not a fan of vegetables.
Jilliesmother 2 years ago
OMG this was good :) LOVED IT! I thought about the chard, but used regular brocoli instead....turned out great!
Kpbongos 3 years ago
This is the best lentil soup I've ever had!
sherlocki 5 years ago
The last 10 to 15 minutes of cooking, I have added chopped Swiss chard in place of the broccoli rabe with excellent results.
weckle 5 years ago
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