Lentils are a staple in my pantry in the winter. They are a great go to legume because they are hearty and cook up quickly. I add them to sauces and stews frequently- in fact, here’s my most recent recipe involving lentils.
2 gloves garlic chopped
1 onion chopped
celery chopped (as much as you like)
carrots chopped (as much as you like)
2- 3 potatoes chopped (skins on or off)
2 cans diced tomatoes or about 3 diced tomatoes
1/2 bag of lentils that have been rinsed – you can pre-soak for an hour or so if you like your lentils really soft
salt and pepper
veggie stock (about 2 containers)
Directions: In a large pot heat evoo. Add in onions and garlic and cook till translucent. Add in celery and carrots and cook for a few minutes. Add potatoes, tomatoes, veggie stock, lentils and seasoning. Bring to a rapid boil and then let it cook down until all the veggies are tender. Takes about 30 to 40 min to cook. Season to taste and enjoy this super simple, super healthy, super soup!
Note: If you want to make this a stew with meat, I recommend using turkey bacon. Just chop it and toss it into the pot when you cook up the onions and garlic. It adds a lot of good flavor.
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