I love soup on a crisp, fall day. I especially love lentil soup. There’s nothing quite like warming up with a bowl of yummy wholesomeness! If you too could use a bit of warming up, give this French Lentil Soup a try!

French Lentil Soup

Ingredients

Servings: Makes 6

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cup chopped organic onions
  • 1 cup chopped organic celery stalks plus chopped celery leaves for garnish
  • 1 cup chopped organic carrots
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 4 cups vegetable broth (or more depending on how thick you like it)
  • 1 1/4 cups lentils, rinsed, drained
  • 1 14 1/2-ounce can diced organic tomatoes in juice
  • Balsamic vinegar (optional)

Preparation

  • Heat oil in heavy large soup pot over medium-high heat. Add onions, celery, carrots, and garlic; sauté until vegetables begin to brown, about 15 minutes. Add 4 cups broth, lentils, and tomatoes with juice and bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until lentils are tender, about 35 minutes.
  • Transfer 2 cups soup (mostly solids) to blender and puree until smooth. Return puree to soup in pan; thin soup with more broth by 1/4 cupfuls, if too thick. Season with salt, pepper, and a splash of vinegar, if desired.
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