Monday, May 3, 2010

Vegetarian Lentil Soup- Meatless Monday


Lentil soup is one of those recipes that should be in every cook's repertoire. Lentils are available in most grocery stores and are high in protein, healthy and very cheap. This vegetarian lentil soup recipe uses plenty of spices to perk up the soup. Enjoy this traditional and warming dish! You may also want to try this crockpot lentil soup recipe.

•1 tsp vegetable oil
•1 onion, diced
•1 carrot sliced
•4 cups vegetable broth
•1 cup dry lentils
•1/4 tsp pepper
•1/4 tsp dried thyme
•2 bay leaves
•dash salt
•1 tbsp lemon juice

In a large pot, sautee the onions and carrot in the vegetable oil for 3-5 minutes until onions turn clear.
Add the vegetable broth, lentils, pepper, thyme, bay leaves and salt.

Reduce heat to a simmer. Cover and cook until lentils are soft, about 45 minutes. Remove bay leaves and stir in lemon juice before serving. Makes 4 servings of lentil soup.

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