MOM’S FAVORITE LENTIL SOUP

mom's favorite lentil soup recipe - a delicious, healthy staple to add to your week! // cait's plate

Growing up we always had lentil soup on hand for easy meals.

I distinctly recall watching my Mom make it on Sundays to have for the week.

mom's favorite lentil soup recipe - a delicious, healthy staple to add to your week! // cait's plate

Back then I remember grumbling about it (what kid is not going to try to argue for pizza over lentil soup?) but now I absolutely love it.

I asked my mom for the recipe a few years back and now, just like she used to do, I cook up a big batch on Sunday to have for the week!

mom's favorite lentil soup recipe - a delicious, healthy staple to add to your week! // cait's plate

Pair it with a couple of whole grain crackers, a slice of toasted whole grain bread and a piece of fruit or a side salad and you have a well-rounded meal that offers the goodness of homemade with minimal effort!

mom's favorite lentil soup recipe - a delicious, healthy staple to add to your week! // cait's plate

MOM’S FAVORITE LENTIL SOUP

Ingredients

  • 1 lb of lentils
  • 2 1/2 quart water
  • 1 8 oz. can of tomato sauce
  • 2 stalks of celery diced
  • 1 large carrot, diced
  • 1 large bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1 large onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce or 1/8 tsp. black pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar (red wine or tarragon)

Instructions

  1. Wash lentils, rinse and drain.
  2. In a saucepan saute celery, carrots, parsley, onion and garlic in oil over low heat for about 15 minutes.
  3. Add tomato sauce and bay leaf.
  4. Boil water and add lentils, vegetables, seasoning, oregano, bay leaf, vinegar, Tabasco sauce salt and pepper.
  5. Simmer for 1 hour then serve (also freezes well!)
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