The Sweetest Thing.

" I feel there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people" ~Van Gogh

Chunky Vegetable & Lentil Soup. March 12, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jessica @ 6:00 am
Tags: , ,

The last few days have been quite gorgeous around here (meaning in the 50’s). Warmer weather has certainly gotten me excited about many things to come- flip flops, sundresses, hikes with the pups, cookouts & the general “aliveness” felt in the Spring & Summer months. Despite my excitement at these things, what this weather makes me really want is soup. Homemade soup to be exact. Soup is both one of my favorites things to make & to eat and I always scramble to get a few batches in before it gets too warm to enjoy it. With a refrigerator FULL of produce and my mind on creating something really healthy, this delicious soup was born.

image

Chunky Vegetable & Lentil Soup
Serves 6-8

1Tbls Extra virgin Olive Oil
Large onion- chopped
4 garlic cloves- minced
4 carrots- peeled & chopped
3 large celery stalks- washed & chopped (including leaves)
3 handfuls washed & torn spinach leaves
6 cups broth of choice ( I used a combination of  chicken that I had open and beef I had in the cupboard but vegetable would work to keep it vegetarian)
1 can crushed tomatoes
1.5 cups uncooked green lentils
1/2 cup fresh parsley- chopped
Fresh ground black pepper to taste

1. Heat oil in large stockpot. Add onion, garlic, carrots and celery & cook until soft. (About 20 minutes)
2. Add spinach & cook until bright green (about 2 minutes)
3. Add broth, tomatoes & lentils. Stir well. Cover & simmer over medium low heat for 45 minutes
4. Add parsley right before serving.
5. Enjoy!

image

Advertisements
 

One Response to “Chunky Vegetable & Lentil Soup.”

  1. Jayme Says:

    This looks delicious!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s